B0007683 Ion channels
Credit: Maurizio De Angelis. Wellcome Images
This illustration shows the pore forming proteins that exist in the cell membrane. These integral membrane proteins (usually comprised of multiple proteins that form a subunit) pass through the lipid bilayer of the cell membrane and allow ions to travel in and out of cells, usually via an electrochemical gradient.
Digital artwork/Computer graphic
05 2010 Published: –

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