Ventral pelvic skin of tree frogs regulates water absorption using two types of water-channel aquaporins.

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"The ventral pelvic skin of the tree frog Hyla japonica expresses two kinds of arginine vasotocin (AVT)-stimulated aquaporins (AQP-h2 and AQP-h3), which affect the capacity of the frog's skin to absorb water. As such, it can be used as a model system for analyzing the molecular mechanisms of water permeability…" (Ogushi et al. 2010:288)

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Correlation between aquaporin and water permeability in response to vasotocin, hydrin and  -adrenergic effectors in the ventral pelvic skin of the tree frog Hyla japonicaJournal of Experimental BiologyDecember 28, 2009
Y. Ogushi, D. Kitagawa, T. Hasegawa, M. Suzuki, S. Tanaka

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Regulation of Water Absorption in the Frog Skins by Two Vasotocin-Dependent Water-Channel Aquaporins, AQP-h2 and AQP-h3EndocrinologyMay 27, 2003
Takahiro Hasegawa, Haruna Tanii, Masakazu Suzuki, Shigeyasu Tanaka

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Japanese TreefrogHyla japonicaSpecies

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