Definition of active transport in English:
noun[mass noun] Biology
The movement of ions or molecules across a cell membrane into a region of higher concentration, assisted by enzymes and requiring energy.
- Complex processes regulate both passive and active transport across the nuclear membrane.
- The electrocytes establish a charge difference across the cell membranes, presumably by active transport of ions.
- The enzyme isoforms seem to have a tissue-specific expression, showing the highest expression levels in cells where intense active transport is expected to occur.
Definition of active transport in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan