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.
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2] Facilitated Transport in Sodium Bicarbonate Aqueous Solutions," J.
Noble, "Competitive Facilitated Transport through Liquid Membrane," J.
Powers, "Effect of External Mass-Transfer Resistance on Facilitated Transport," Ind.
Approximate Solution of Facilitated Factors in Facilitated Transport," Ind.

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