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ionophores
Subject Category
W Physical and Chemical Sciences
Definition
Chemical agents that increase the permeability of biological or artificial lipid membranes to specific ions. Most ionophores are relatively small organic molecules that act as mobile carriers within membranes or coalesce to form ion permeable channels across membranes.
Definition Source
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Broader Term
technical chemicals
Narrower Term
calcium ionophores
lasalocid
monensin
nigericin
salinomycin
valinomycin
Related Term
feed additives
ion transport
ion transporting ATPases
Spanish
ionóforos
Term Number
234