Protein Name aquaporin 9
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 366
Gene Symbol


UniProt O43315 (AQP9_HUMAN), H0YK62 (H0YK62_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 93
Total Number of Articles : 134

aquaporin 9

Gene Summary

The aquaporins are a family of water-selective membrane channels. This gene encodes a member of a subset of aquaporins called the aquaglyceroporins. This protein allows passage of a broad range of noncharged solutes and also stimulates urea transport and osmotic water permeability. This protein may also facilitate the uptake of glycerol in hepatic tissue . The encoded protein may also play a role in specialized leukocyte functions such as immunological response and bactericidal activity. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2016]

  • aquaporin-9
  • aquaglyceroporin-9
  • small solute channel 1
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