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Aquaporins Knowledge Quiz

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1. What are aquaporins primarily responsible for in biological cells?

2. Which of the following statements is true regarding the structure of aquaporins?

3. Which type of aquaporin is involved in the transport of glycerol in addition to water?

4. In which of the following organs would you expect aquaporin-1 (AQP1) to be highly expressed?

5. Aquaporins facilitate water transport across cell membranes by which of the following mechanisms?

6. What discovery led to the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Peter Agre in 2003?

7. Which characteristic feature allows aquaporins to selectively transport water while excluding ions and other solutes?

8. Aquaporins play a significant role in which physiological process?

9. How does the regulation of aquaporin expression or activity occur in response to changing physiological needs?

10. What advantage do plants gain from having a diverse array of aquaporin isoforms?