Aquaporin water channels (nobel lecture)

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Water is the most important component of all organisms and is the basis of all life. That water can pass through cell membranes has long been known-but how is the selective transport of water molecules achieved without concommitent diffusion of H3O+ ions? Peter Agre received the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery and investigation of the membrane proteins responsible, namely, the aquaproteins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4278-4290
Number of pages13
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number33
StatePublished - Aug 20 2004


  • Aquaporins
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Membrane proteins
  • Nobel lecture
  • Protein structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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