Ion carrier

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noun, plural: ion carriers

An ionophore that facilitates transport of ion through a hydrophobic medium, such as lipid bilayer of cell membranes, by binding to and shielding the ion to prevent the ion from getting in contact with the hydrophobic interior of the lipid bilayer


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