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Since most of the biologically important substances are so polar or lipophobic (small k value) that simple diffusion of the substances through the membrane would proceed much too slowly, other membrane transport proteins called carriers or transporters exist in addition to ion channels. , glucose) on one side of the membrane and detach from it on the other side (after a conformational change) (Ǟ G). As in Pulmonary edema consequences, diarrhea, cystic fibrosis, ointment therapy, dialysis Triethyl citrate Trimethyl citrate Antipyrine Valeramide Cyanamide Diacetin Butyramide Acetamide Chlorohydrin Succinamide Ethylene Dimethylurea glycol Methanol Facilitated diffusion Ethanol 310 3107 Methylurea Ethylurea Diethylmalonamide Urea 3108 (Sphere diameter = molecular radius) Glycerol (see G.
Lodish. Reproduced with permission from Scientific American Books, New York, 1995. 1 Fundamentals and Cell Physiology 20 Passive Transport by Means of Diffusion Diffusion is movement of a substance owing to the random thermal motion (brownian movement) of its molecules or ions (Ǟ A1) in all directions throughout a solvent. Net diffusion or selective transport can occur only when the solute concentration at the starting point is higher than at the target site. ) The driving force, “force” not to be taken in a physical sense, of diffusion is, therefore, a concentration gradient.
Enzymes as biological catalysts was a very important step in evolution. 28] enormously accelerate reaction rates by lowIn this case, A is converted to B and C and reacering the activation energy Ea (Ǟ A). 25 proceeds to the right. 2 ϫ 10– 4, ∆G will equal (s– 1) of a unimolecular reaction is proportional zero and the reaction will come to equilibrium to e–Ea/(R ⋅ T). For example, if a given enzyme re(no net reaction). This numeric ratio is called duces the Ea of a unimolecular reaction from the equilibrium constant (Keq) of the reaction.