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Aquaporins in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

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Aquaporins are water channel proteins facilitating passive transport of water across cellular membranes. Aquaporins are over- or ectopically expressed in a multitude of cancers, including pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, which is a highly aggressive cancer with low survival rate. Evidence suggests that aquaporins can affect multiple cellular processes involved in cancer development and progression including epithelial-mesenchymal transition, cellular migration, cell proliferation, invasion, and cellular adhesions. In pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, aquaporin-1, aquaporin-3, and aquaporin-5 are overexpressed and have been associated with metastatic processes and poor survival. Thus, aquaporin expression has been suggested as diagnostic markers and therapeutic targets in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.

Original languageDanish
JournalAPMIS - Journal of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Pages (from-to)700-705
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

    Research areas

  • Aquaporin, PDAC, cancer, exocrine pancreas, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

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