• The vertebrate Aqp14 water channel is a neuropeptide-regulated polytransporter 

      Chauvigné, Francois; Yilmaz, Ozlem; Ferré, Alba; Fjelldal, Per Gunnar; Finn, Roderick Nigel; Cerdà, Joan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Water channels (aquaporins) were originally discovered in mammals with fourteen subfamilies now identified (AQP0-13). Here we show that a functional Aqp14 subfamily phylogenetically related to AQP4-type channels exists in ...
    • Unravelling an unexpectedly complex duplication history of deuterostome glycerol transporters. 

      Yilmaz, Ozlem; Chauvigné, Francois; Ferré, Alba; Nilsen, Frank; Fjelldal, Per Gunnar; Cerdà, Joan; Finn, Roderick Nigel (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Transmembrane glycerol transport is an ancient biophysical property that evolved in selected subfamilies of water channel (aquaporin) proteins. Here, we conducted broad level genome (>550) and transcriptome (>300) analyses ...