Channel Proteins?

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A channel protein, also known as ion channels, is a pore forming protein that aids in establishing and controlling a tiny voltage gradient across the plasma membrane of cells by enabling ion flow down their electric gradient. These substances are found in membranes that surround biological cells.
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Protein channel is the pathway by which small molecules or ions cross the cell membrane into or out of cell. The process which enables the movement is called diffusion. Most of the channels are usually selective and they include; potassium and sodium channels.
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Channel proteins are integral proteins (also transmembrane proteins) which has pores that allow passage of water and hydrophilic solutes through the cell membrane. some are open while
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( ′chan·el ′prō′tēn ) (cell and molecular biology) Protein forming an aqueous pore spanning the lipid bilayer of the cell membrane which when open
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Channel proteins are trans-membrane proteins found in the phospholipid
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They allow the passage of small molecules through the plasma membrane of the cell. Best wishes and good luck.
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