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Ionophores MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Ionophores
Tree Number(s)
D27.505.519.562.374
D27.720.395
Unique ID
D007476
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007476
Scope Note
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. Many are antibiotics, and many act as uncoupling agents by short-circuiting the proton gradient across mitochondrial membranes.
Entry Term(s)
Ionophore
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Antibiotics (1966-1975)
Biological Transport (1966-1975)
Uncoupling Agents (1972-1975)
See Also
Cell Membrane Permeability
Public MeSH Note
76
History Note
76
Date Established
1976/01/01
Date of Entry
1975/07/25
Revision Date
2020/05/27
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