Literature associating AQP5 and aplasia of lacrimal and salivary glands
Aquaporin 5; Forms a water-specific channel. Implicated in the generation of saliva, tears, and pulmonary secretions. Required for TRPV4 activation by hypotonicity. Together with TRPV4, controls regulatory volume decrease in salivary epithelial cells; Belongs to the MIP/aquaporin (TC 1.A.8) family.
Synonyms: AQP5, AQP5p, hAQP5, P55064, P55064p ...