Membrane Transport

Discuss the structure of the membrane protein involved, the interaction of the membrane protein with the ion or sugar it transports, and the speed and selectivity of the process in each case.

Short Essay: “Bridges & Ferry Boats” Ion Channels, Carrier Proteins, and Facilitated Diffusion (25 pts) In cell biology, comparisons can help us understand mechanism. To highlight the differences between membrane channels and transport carrier proteins, it’s been said that channels are like bridges, but carrier proteins are like ferry boats. In your essay, explore this […]

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