Aquaporin expression and freeze tolerance in Candida albicans.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Aquaporins are members of the major intrinsic protein superfamily of integral membrane proteins which enable the transport of water, glycerol, and other solutes across membranes in various organisms. In microorganisms, the physiological role of aquaporins is not yet defined. We found a clear correlation between expression of the Candida albicans aquaporin-encoding gene AQY1 and freeze tolerance. A connection with the function for the aquaporin in the natural environment of C. albicans is, however, not obvious.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tanghe, A; Carbrey, JM; Agre, P; Thevelein, JM; Van Dijck, P

Published Date

  • October 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 71 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 6434 - 6437

PubMed ID

  • 16204575

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1265964

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0099-2240

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/AEM.71.10.6434-6437.2005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States