Osteopathy: aquaporin channels

Aquaporin channels

The brain parenchyma is permeable to water.

The permeability involves specific ion channels that permit water movement with ions as well as aquaporin channels, which permit the free movement of water without changing the ionic environment.

Aquaporin channels are membrane proteins that have an ion trap and allow movement of water without allowing movement of ions. 

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