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What are the examples of channel proteins?

Posted September 13, 2022


Calcium, chloride, potassium and sodium ion channels are some examples of channel proteins. 

Aquaporins are a specific type of channel proteins that are involved in facilitated diffusion. They allow water to pass through the membrane very quickly and play a pivotal role in red blood cells, plant cells, and certain parts of the kidney.

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