Asked in MicrobiologyCell Biology (cytology)
What cell membrane structure allows water-soluble materials to be passively transported to the cytoplasm?
September 30, 2010 9:31PM
Proteins in the cell membrane that assist with facilitated diffusion are known as carrier proteins since they carry materials across the membrane. Carrier proteins bind to a molecule on one side of the membrane, change shapes to shield the molecule from the lipid bilayer, and then release the molecule on the other side of the membrane