Title

Nucleotide and Derived-Amino Acid Sequence of a Putative Atlantic Hagfish (Myxine glutinosa) Aquaporin 4 cDNA

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Publication Title

The Bulletin: Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

ISSN

0097-0883

Abstract

Information concerning aquaporin channels in ancient fish species such as agnathans has only just begun to appear1,2. Due to the low levels of amino acid homology of a recently identified aquaporin (previously called AQP1e) from hagfish (Myxine glutinosa), it was not possible to completely determine whether this gene represented an orthologue of a particular mammalian aquaporin isoform1. However, the recent introduction into the genebank of further sequence data, in particular that of the Pacific hagfish (Eptatretus burgeri) aquaporin 4 (AQP4; Gen Bank Acc. No. AB258403), has allowed further refinement of the analysis of the sequence data.

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