Credit: FRANCIS LEROY & OLIVIER WAUTIER, BIOCOSMOS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Animation of an ionophore molecule transporting a potassium ion (green) across a cell membrane. Ionophores are highly selective for specific ions. Here the ionophore binds the potassium ion, enclosing it in its structure. This shields the ion's charge from the phospholipid membrane. A conformational change in the ionophore delivers the ion to the interior of the cell (bottom). Ionophores are disrupt the ion concentration gradients across cell membranes and so have antibiotic properties.

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Keywords: animated, animation, antibiotic, biochemical, biochemistry, biological, biology, black background, carrier ionophore, cell membrane, mobile ion carrier, molecular structure, octaedric, phospholipid bilayer, plasma membrane, potassium ion, transport

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Ionophore ion transport, animation

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Duration: 00:00:15.24

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