Expression of aquaporins and AQP-gene polymorphism in association with the peritumoral edema in meningiomas

Nicole Lambertz, Hagen S. Bachmann, Nicolai El Hindy, Kathy Keyvani, Ulrich Sure & I. Erol Sandalcioglu
Objective: Aquaporins (AQP) are a growing family of water-channel proteins. Thirteen AQPs have been identified in mammals. AQP4 is the principal water-channel in the central nervous system. Recent studies show that it plays a role in the development and resolution of brain edema. But also other AQPs[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]