sym·port·er. The protein responsible for mediating symport. symporter. A membrane protein that carries two different ions or molecules in the same direction through the membrane, as in the absorption of glucose linked with that of sodium ions in the small intestine.What is symporter in membrane biology?
Symporter. This is in contrast to the antiport transporter. Typically, the ion (s) will move down the electrochemical gradient, allowing the other molecule (s) to move against the concentration gradient. The movement of the ion (s) across the membrane is facilitated diffusion, and is coupled with the active transport of the molecule (s).What is the function of a symporter protein?
A symporter is an integral membrane protein that is involved in the transport of many differing types of molecules across the cell membrane.What do symporter and antiporter have in common?
1 Symporter and antiporter are integral membrane protein 2 Both proteins transport molecules and ions across the cell membrane. 3 Both types are involved in secondary active transport. 4 Both proteins span across the entire cell membrane.