Glucose transporters are a wide group of membrane proteins that facilitate the
transport of glucose over a plasma membrane. Because glucose is a vital source
Mammalian cells take up glucose from extracellular fluid into the cell through two
families of structurallyrelated glucose transporters. The facilitative glucose ...
Dec 15, 2009 ... Fourteen Glut proteins are expressed in the human and they include transporters
for substrates other than glucose, including fructose, ...
Whether a cell uses facilitated diffusion or active transport depends on the
specific needs of the cell. For example, the sugar glucose is transported by active
The protein family of facilitative glucose transporters com- prises 14 isoforms that
share common structural features such as 12 transmembrane domains, N- and ...
Apr 1, 2001 ... Glucose transporter proteins can be divided into two large classes, the sodium-
dependent and the facilitative glucose transporters.
Mammalian cells depend on glucose as a major substrate for energy production.
Glucose is transported into the cell via facilitative glucose transporters (GLUT) ...
Sodium glucose transporters are also known as Na<sup>+</sup>/glucose transporters or
symporters (SGLTs). Glucose transport is driven by the inward Na<sup>+</sup> gradient ...
nal glucose transport, paralleled by increased expression of both active and
facilita- ... and facilitative glucose transporters increases as a result of diabetes, ...
Oct 18, 2012 ... Glucose transporters are essential for metabolism of glucose in cells of diverse
organisms from microbes to humans, exemplified by the ...