membrane carrier


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

membrane carrier

[′mem‚brān ‚kar·ē·ər]
(cell and molecular biology)
Any protein that facilitates the movement of small molecules across cell membranes.
References in periodicals archive ?
The apparatus consists of a reservoir with a stirring bar, a nitrogen inlet, and a porous metal plate as membrane carrier (19).
In contrast, drugs with low lipid solubility will need a membrane carrier or active transport system.
It is the case in Endocytosis, when membrane carriers budding from the plasma membrane need to be separated from the plasma membrane, in order to uptake external components needed for the cell life.

Full browser ?