• Insect glycerol transporters evolved by functional co-option and gene replacement 

      Finn, Roderick Nigel; Chauvigné, Francois; Stavang, Jon Anders; Belles, Xavier; Cerdà, Joan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-07-17)
      Transmembrane glycerol transport is typically facilitated by aquaglyceroporins in Prokaryota and Eukaryota. In holometabolan insects however, aquaglyceroporins are absent, yet several species possess polyol permeable ...
    • The pH sensitivity of Aqp0 channels in tetraploid and diploid teleosts 

      Chauvigné, Francois; Zapater, Cinta; Stavang, Jon Anders; Taranger, Geir Lasse; Cerdà, Joan; Finn, Roderick Nigel (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015)
      Water homeostasis and the structural integrity of the vertebrate lens is partially mediated by AQP0 channels. Emerging evidence indicates that external pH may be involved in channel gating. Here we show that a tetraploid ...
    • Phylogenomic and functional analyses of salmon lice aquaporins uncover the molecular diversity of the superfamily in Arthropoda 

      Stavang, Jon Anders; Chauvigné, Francois; Kongshaug, Heidi; Cerdà, Joan; Nilsen, Frank; Finn, Roderick Nigel (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-08-19)
      Background An emerging field in biomedical research is focusing on the roles of aquaporin water channels in parasites that cause debilitating or lethal diseases to their vertebrate hosts. The primary vectorial agents are ...