facilitated transport


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fa·cil·i·tat·ed trans·port

the protein-mediated transport of a compound across a biomembrane that is not ion-driven; a saturable transport system.
Synonym(s): passive transport

facilitated transport

any carrier-mediated transport (see CARRIER MOLECULE in a membrane where diffusion is aided by the molecule to enhance the mobility of the diffusing substance, but in which there is no ACTIVE TRANSPORT or energy expenditure by the cell.
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2]/CH4 Separation by Facilitated Transport in Amine-Polyethylene Glycol Mixtures," AIChE J.
2] facilitated transport in the case where the reversible reaction (1) is occurred inside the liquid membranes.
Many studies have been carried out to calculate the theoretical permeation rates and predict the facilitation factor, which is generally defined as the ratio between the facilitated transport flux to the flux without carrier or purely molecular diffusive.
1995) developed a new facilitated transport model for C[O.

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