Microbial MIP channels

Trends Microbiol. 2000 Jan;8(1):33-8. doi: 10.1016/s0966-842x(99)01645-5.

Abstract

MIP channels occur in all classes of organism ranging from bacteria to man. There are two major categories of MIP channels, aquaporins and glycerol facilitators, which facilitate the diffusion across biological membranes of water or glycerol and other uncharged compounds, respectively. As a result of their involvement in osmoregulation and metabolism, MIP channels are believed to affect a wide range of biological processes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aquaporins / chemistry
  • Aquaporins / genetics
  • Aquaporins / physiology
  • Archaeal Proteins / chemistry
  • Archaeal Proteins / genetics
  • Bacterial Proteins / chemistry
  • Bacterial Proteins / genetics
  • Bacterial Proteins / physiology
  • Biological Transport / physiology
  • Glycerol / metabolism
  • Membrane Glycoproteins / chemistry
  • Membrane Glycoproteins / genetics
  • Membrane Glycoproteins / physiology*
  • Multigene Family / physiology
  • Structure-Activity Relationship

Substances

  • Aquaporins
  • Archaeal Proteins
  • Bacterial Proteins
  • Membrane Glycoproteins
  • Glycerol