Hydrogen Peroxide, Water Channels, and Tissue Injury


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Aquaporin; Cardiac hypertrophy; Hydrogen peroxide; Liver fibrosis; Liver injury; Macrophage; Water channel


Water channels, also known as aquaporins, were discovered by Peter C. Agre, the recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. In addition to facilitating transport of water, these channels have been shown to also mediate the diffusion of hydrogen peroxide across cell membranes and consequently control the biological functions of this important reactive oxygen species. Findings from multiple recent studies published in highly influential journals have further advanced our understanding on how to control the biological effects of hydrogen peroxide via targeting specific water channels.

(First online: Feb 10, 2021)


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How to Cite

ROS, E. O. (2021). Hydrogen Peroxide, Water Channels, and Tissue Injury . Reactive Oxygen Species, 11, n3–n4. https://doi.org/10.20455/ros.2021.n.803