Title

The Effect of Temperature on Gill Aquaporin 3 (AQP3) mRNA Expression in Killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus): Correlations With Branchial Osmotic Water Permeability

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Publication Title

The Bulletin: Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

ISSN

0097-0883

Abstract

The idea was tested that killifish gill cell surface membrane water channel proteins (aquaporin 3) might be responsible for water flows into and out of the gills, that increase with temperature. There are several factors that determine the level of gill water flow: these include the measurement temperature used and the temperature to which fish are acclimatized. Changes in aquaporin 3 may account for changes in gill water flow occurring due to differences in fish acclimation temperature.

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