Gene: Aqp4 (aquaporin 4) Rattus norvegicus
Symbol: Aqp4
Name: aquaporin 4
Description: Exhibits porin activity and water channel activity; involved in several processes, including carbon dioxide transport, cellular response to cytokine stimulus, and negative regulation of cytokine production; localizes to several cellular components, including the T-tubule, basal plasma membrane, and cell projection membrane; used to study diabetic retinopathy and status epilepticus; biomarker of several diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, artery disease (multiple), brain disease (multiple), brain ischemia (multiple), and eye disease (multiple); orthologous to human AQP4 (aquaporin 4); PARTICIPATES IN water transport pathway; bile acid transport pathway; vasopressin signaling pathway via receptor type 2; INTERACTS WITH (+)-pilocarpine; 1,3-dinitrobenzene; 1-(5-isoquinolinesulfonyl)-2-methylpiperazine.
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: AQP-4; AQP4.M23; aquaporin 4.M23; aquaporin-4; mercurial-insensitive water channel; Miwc; MIWC2; WCH4
Homo sapiens (human) : AQP4 (aquaporin 4)  HGNC  Alliance
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Aqp4 (aquaporin 4)  MGI  Alliance
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Aqp4 (aquaporin 4)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : AQP4 (aquaporin 4)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : AQP4 (aquaporin 4)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Aqp4 (aquaporin 4)
Sus scrofa (pig) : AQP4 (aquaporin 4)
more info ...
Latest Assembly: Rnor_6.0 - RGSC Genome Assembly v6.0
Rat AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
Rnor_6.0186,766,009 - 6,782,757 (-)NCBIRnor6.0Rnor_6.0rn6Rnor6.0
Rnor_5.0186,720,759 - 6,737,703 (-)NCBIRnor5.0Rnor_5.0rn5Rnor5.0
RGSC_v3.4186,626,313 - 6,642,766 (-)NCBIRGSC3.4rn4RGSC3.4
RGSC_v3.1186,628,189 - 6,642,700 (-)NCBI
Celera186,530,014 - 6,546,446 (-)NCBICelera
Cytogenetic Map18p13NCBI
RH 3.4 Map1878.3RGD
RH 3.4 Map1886.21RGD
JBrowse: View Region in Genome Browser (JBrowse)

Disease Annotations
Gene-Chemical Interaction Annotations
Gene Ontology Annotations
Molecular Pathway Annotations
References - curated
References - uncurated


Comparative Map Data
Position Markers
QTLs in Region (Rnor_6.0)
miRNA Target Status


Nucleotide Sequences
Protein Sequences

Strain Variation

Strain Sequence Variants (Rnor 5.0)

Additional Information

External Database Links
Nomenclature History
RGD Curation Notes
More on Aqp4
Alliance Gene
Ensembl Gene
JBrowse: rn5 rn6
NCBI Genome Data Viewer

CRRD Object Information
CRRD ID: 2143
Created: 2000-05-25
Species: Rattus norvegicus
Last Modified: 2019-05-07
Status: ACTIVE


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.