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Proof of water wires motivated by a biological water channel

20:00 EDT 25 Apr 2018 | AAAS

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Aquaporins are proteins that serve as water channels to regulate the flow of water across biological cell membranes. They also remove excess salt and impurities in the body, and it is this aspect that has led to much interest in recent years in how to mimic the biochemical processes of aquaporins potentially for water desalination systems.

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