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Also found in: Medical, Wikipedia. symporter. A channel protein that simultaneously transports two different types of substrates (for example, sodium ion plus glucose) across a cell membrane, both in the same direction.What is the definition of a symporter protein?
[sim′pȯrd·ər] (cell and molecular biology) A channel protein that simultaneously transports two different types of substrates (for example, sodium ion plus glucose) across a cell membrane, both in the same direction. McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.What is the function of a symporter in a cell?
Symporter. A symporter is an integral membrane protein that is involved in the transport of many differing types of molecules across the cell membrane. The symporter works in the plasma membrane and molecules are transported across the cell membrane at the same time, and is, therefore, a type of cotransporter.Which is an example of a uniport symporter?
All channel proteins are the examples of uniports, and Na/glucose symporter is an example of a symport, while Na/H antiporter is an example of antiport. Uniport is a type of integral membrane protein, transporting a single type of molecules in one direction across the cell membrane.