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Gheorghe Benga (born on January 26, 1944) is a professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Iuliu HaĊ£ieganu" of Cluj-Napocamarker, Romanianmarker. He is member of the Romanian Academy.

In 1986, together with collaborators Octavian Popescu and Victor I. Popa, Benga proves the existence of a protein water channel in the red blood cell membrane. The discovery was published in 1986 in the journals Biochemistry and the European Journal of Cell Biology. Two years later, in 1988, Peter Agre discovers and isolates the same protein which he names aquaporin. In 2003 Agre receives the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, shared with Roderick MacKinnon.


1. Benga Gh, Popescu O, Pop VI, Holmes RP. p-(Chloromercuri)benzenesulfonate binding by membranes proteins and the inhibition of water transport in human erythrocytes. Biochemistry, 1986, 25: 1535-1538.

2. Benga Gh, Popescu O, Borza Victoria, Pop VI, Muresan A, Mocsy I, Brain A, Wrigglesworth JM. Water permeability of human erythrocytes. Identification of membrane proteins involved in water transport. Eur J Cell Biol, 1986, 41: 252-262.

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