Protein Name aquaporin 5
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 362
Gene Symbol

AQP5

UniProt P55064 (AQP5_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 107
Total Number of Articles : 159
Description

aquaporin 5

Gene Summary

Aquaporin 5 (AQP5) is a water channel protein. Aquaporins are a family of small integral membrane proteins related to the major intrinsic protein (MIP or AQP0). Aquaporin 5 plays a role in the generation of saliva, tears and pulmonary secretions. AQP0, AQP2, AQP5, and AQP6 are closely related and all map to 12q13. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

synonyms
  • aquaporin-5
  • AQP-5
  • PPKB
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Properties