Aquaporins and the regulation of amniotic fluid circulation

Authors: P. Škapinec;  M. Kacerovský
Authors‘ workplace: Lékařská fakulta Hradec Králové, Univerzita Karlova, Praha, Porodnická a gynekologická klinika FN, Hradec Králové, přednosta doc. MUDr. J. Tošner, CSc.
Published in: Ceska Gynekol 2010; 75(2): 84-87


The purpose of this study was to focuse on aquaporins and their role in the regulation of amniotic fluid circulation.


Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Faculty Charles University Hradec Kralove.

The summary about aquaporins which were first described as channels increased permeability of lipid membranes to water in response to osmotic and/or hydrostatic gradients.

The present review summarizes the results of clinical and experimental research on aquaporins and the regulation of amniotic fluid circulation.

Key words:
aquaporin, amniotic fluid, fetal membrane.


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