By Jennifer M. Carbrey, Peter Agre (auth.), Prof. Dr. Eric Beitz (eds.)
The aquaporin box has matured at an incredibly quick velocity and we're on the verge to advance critical concepts to therapeutically modulate aquaporin functionality without delay or through regulatory networks. Key must haves can be found this day: i. a substantial (and turning out to be) variety of aquaporin crystal constructions for the rational layout of inhibitory molecules, ii. tricky molecular dynamics simulation thoughts for theoretical analyses of selectivity mechanisms and docking experiments, iii. complete information on aquaporin immunohistochemistry, iv. aquaporin knockout animals for physiological reviews, and v. assay platforms for compound library screenings. The constitution of this quantity on aquaporins follows the issues laid out above and hence covers the advancements from easy examine to power pharmacological use. located among pharmacology textbooks and up to date clinical papers this ebook offers a well timed assessment for readers from the basic in addition to the utilized disciplines.
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32 33 36 37 38 38 41 45 45 48 49 50 51 51 Abstract Progress in the structure determination of AQPs has led to a deep understanding of water and solute permeation by these small integral membrane proteins. The atomic structures now available have allowed the water permeation and exclusion of protons to be monitored by molecular dynamics simulations, and have provided a framework for assessing the water and solute permeation in great detail by site-directed mutations.