Does anyone know how you say transferred gene in Chinese? Is it 轉基因 or 轉移基因? or something else? The transferred gene, Aquaporin-1, has great potential to help head and neck cancer survivors who battle with chronic dry mouth. Aquaporin-1 encodes a protein that naturally forms pore-like water channels in the membranes of cells to help move fluid, such as occurs when salivary gland cells secrete saliva into the mouth. Thank you!