Definitions for ionophoreaɪˈɒn əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr

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  1. ionophore(n.)

    A compound that enhances transport of ions across cellular membranes, by binding them and carrying them across. As a class ionophores tend to be lipophilic in nature; each compound is usually specific for one or a small number of ions.

  2. Origin: [ion + -phore]

Wiktionary

  1. ionophore(Noun)

    any substance that can transfer ions from a hydrophilic medium (such as water) to a hydrophobic medium, or across a biological membrane, normally by forming a complex with it; an ion carrier

Freebase

  1. Ionophore

    An ionophore is a lipid-soluble molecule usually synthesized by microorganisms to transport ions across the lipid bilayer of the cell membrane. The two broad classifications of ionophores are: ⁕Chemical compounds that bind to a particular ion, shielding its charge from the surrounding environment, and thus facilitating its crossing of the hydrophobic interior of the lipid membrane ⁕Channel formers that introduce a hydrophilic pore into the membrane, allowing ions to pass through while avoiding contact with the membrane's hydrophobic interior

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ionophore in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ionophore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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