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Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2006
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Published in
Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2006
DOI 10.1186/gb-2006-7-2-206
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Elisabeth Kruse, Norbert Uehlein, Ralf Kaldenhoff


Water is the major component of all living cells, and efficient regulation of water homeostasis is essential for many biological processes. The mechanism by which water passes through biological membranes was a matter of debate until the discovery of the aquaporin water channels. Aquaporins are intrinsic membrane proteins characterized by six transmembrane helices that selectively allow water or other small uncharged molecules to pass along the osmotic gradient. In addition, recent observations show that some aquaporins also facilitate the transport of volatile substances, such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and ammonia (NH3), across membranes. Aquaporins usually form tetramers, with each monomer defining a single pore. Aquaporin-related proteins are found in all organisms, from archaea to mammals. In both uni- and multicellular organisms, numerous isoforms have been identified that are differentially expressed and modified by post-translational processes, thus allowing fine-tuned tissue-specific osmoregulation. In mammals, aquaporins are involved in multiple physiological processes, including kidney and salivary gland function. They are associated with several clinical disorders, such as kidney dysfunction, loss of vision and brain edema.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 251 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 1%
Brazil 2 <1%
India 2 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Other 5 2%
Unknown 233 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 46 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 41 16%
Researcher 41 16%
Student > Master 32 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 5%
Other 40 16%
Unknown 38 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 107 43%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 46 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 4%
Engineering 11 4%
Chemistry 7 3%
Other 27 11%
Unknown 42 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 December 2020.
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