Fig. 10B: Active Transport: Symporter

Symporters are transport proteins that simultaneously transport two substances across the membrane in the same direction; one against the concentration gradient and one with the concentration gradient. Symporters often use proton motive force to transport a substrate across the membrane. The movement of protons across the membrane (proton motive force) provides the energy for transporting the substrate.

Illustration of Active Transport: Symporter.jpg by Gary E. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology, The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus
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