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Facilitated Diffusion MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Facilitated Diffusion
Tree Number(s)
G01.154.280
G01.202.374
G02.196.500
G03.143.427
Unique ID
D055459
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D055459
Scope Note
The passive movement of molecules exceeding the rate expected by simple diffusion. No energy is expended in the process. It is achieved by the introduction of passively diffusing molecules to an enviroment or path that is more favorable to the movement of those molecules. Examples of facilitated diffusion are passive transport of hydrophilic substances across a lipid membrane through hydrophilic pores that traverse the membrane, and the sliding of a DNA BINDING PROTEIN along a strand of DNA.
Previous Indexing
Diffusion (1969-2008)
Public MeSH Note
2009
History Note
2009
Date Established
2009/01/01
Date of Entry
2008/07/08
Revision Date
2016/06/23
Facilitated Diffusion Preferred
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