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Transport proteins function to link the outside and inside of the cellular membrane to one another by providing methods for molecules and ions to pass back and forth in between. They do this either through active or passive transport. Active transport proteins, such as sodium/potassum pumps, move molecules against their concentration gradient and require energy to function. Meanwhile, passive transport proteins move molecules and ions with their concentration gradient.

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