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Channel forming ionophore

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Definition

noun

An ionophore forming a channel from where ions can pass through a hydrophobic medium, such as the interior of the lipid bilayer of cell membrane


Supplement

Channel formers have a hydrophobic exterior that comes in contact with the hydrophobic interior of the lipid bilayer of cell membrane and a hydrophilic interior to allow facilitated diffusion of ions across the cell membrane.


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