Forgot your password?  

Research Article: Transport

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 6 pages of information about Transport.
This section contains 1,726 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Transport Encyclopedia Article

Transport

Transport is the controlled movement of substances from one part of a cell to another, or from one side of a cell membrane to the other. Because each cell must maintain an internal environment different from the external environment, it must regulate the movement of ions, proteins, toxins, and other molecules both across the cell membrane and within its cytoplasm. This control over its molecular environment may be accomplished through a variety of measures, one of which is the establishment of a barrier membrane between the cell and the external world.

One such barrier, the bilipid membrane of a cell, is composed of two hydrophilic, or water-soluble, sheets of molecules separated by an intervening hydrophobic, also called oily or fatty, region. This property results from the structure of the phospholipid molecule composing the membrane: a polar, hydrophilic head region, and a nonpolar, hydrophobic tail region. The two layers...

(read more)

This section contains 1,726 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Transport Encyclopedia Article
Follow Us on Facebook