Aquaporins in female specific cancers

Prameswari Kasa, Batoul Farran, Ganji Lakshmi Vara Prasad, Ganji Purnachandra Nagaraju

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Aquaporins (AQPs) are hydrophobic integral trans-membrane channel proteins implicated in cellular proliferation and water transport in various cancers. They compose a family of 13 different isoforms (25–34 kDa) in mammals that have been identified to date. These AQPs exhibit a unique pattern of tissue expression. Though they can be found in most tissues, they are mostly active in endothelial and epithelial tissues. In this review, the AQPs associated with female-specific cancers are comprehensively explored and their significant features are analysed. Recent findings revealing their role in female-specific carcinogenesis, especially cervical, ovarian, uterine/endometrial, and breast, will be also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-64
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Jun 5 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Aquaporins
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Ovarian cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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