membrane channel


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membrane channel

A transmembrane protein complex which allows water (aquaporin) and inorganic ions (ion channels) to passively diffuse across the membrane bilayer down an electrochemical gradient.
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They used a bespoke test cell designed to allow direct viewing of the membrane channel for clogged solids.
This difference suggests that disruption of tolC, which encodes TolC outer membrane channel protein, an integral part of AcrAB-TolC channel, may affect the structural integrity of the outer membrane of S.
By being placed into a lipid sheet, the artificial membrane channel can be used to load double-stranded DNA, drugs or other therapeutic material into the liposome, other compartments, or potentially into a cell through the membrane.
US and European biological and medical researchers offer a reference and textbook on the connexin family of membrane channel proteins.
By genetically engineering the flies to express a particular membrane channel in their neurons, the researchers were able to install the equivalent of a remote control into the insects' brains.
He has devised ingenious methods for monitoring membrane channel activity and detecting the electrical responses of neuronal arrays.
The researchers used those discoveries to predict how the three-molecule structure of the pump's third part, the outer membrane channel known as CusC, interacts with the CusBA complex.
The membrane's purple color comes from a bacteriorhodopsin component called retinal, which is strongly bound to an amino acid inside the membrane channel.
Bayley believes that the loop actually causes a membrane channel to emerge.
Douglas and Mahowald designed the silicon neuron so that each of its circuits represents a different kind of membrane channel.
Aquaporins are pore-forming membrane channels that primarily allow the passage of water and other non-charged solutes across biological membranes following an osmotic gradient, while excluding the transit of ions.
Other cell membrane channels, the glutamate-regulated channels, are responsible for the majority of neurotransmissions of the brain.

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