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A compound that facilitates the transport of ions across a cell membrane, either by binding with the ion or by creating a channel through the membrane.


(Elements & Compounds) a chemical compound capable of forming a complex with an ion and transporting it through a biological membrane
[C20: from ion + -o- + -phore]


(aɪˈɒn əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr)

any of a group of lipid-soluble substances that can transport an ion through a cell membrane.
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The magnitude of ionophore antibiotic response can be greatly influenced by energy density of the diet.
Ionomycin is a calcium hydrophobic ionophore is able to intercalate in the cellular membrane, increasing the [Ca.
Matt, Flow-Injection Potentiometry by Poly(vinyl chloride)-Membrane Electrodes with Diphosphoryl-dicarboxylicacid-p-tert- butylcalix[4] arene Ionophore for the Determination of Th(IV) Ions, Anal.
Other causes for muscle segmental necrosis are intoxication by ionophore antibiotics and by plants such as Senna occidentalis and Senna obtusifolia (RISSI, 2010; TOKARNIA et al.
Effects of the ionophore antibiotics monensin, monensin-propionate, abierixin and calcimycin on ruminal fermentations in vitro.
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), TNF-[alpha], and calcium ionophore rapidly induce the differentiation of blood monocytes into DC-like cells [12].
The use of feed additives, mainly ionophore antibiotics, has become common aiming to increase meat production, reduce or prevent diseases, reduce the age at slaughter and, consequently, improve the quality of animal derived foods (Prado, 2010a; Valero et al.
Propofol activates GABA A receptors-chloride ionophore complex in dissociated hippocampal pyramidal neurons of the rat.
Lasalocid is a carboxylic polyether ionophore that mainly reduces gram-positive bacteria growth by the ion flux across cell membranes (Russell and Strobel 1989).
12) In a second experiment, glial cells were also protected from programmed cell death by overproduction of calbindin D-29K when exposed to a calcium ionophore or the amyloid-beta peptide of Alzheimer's disease, both of which promote cell death by calcium dysregulation.
According to Waldrip, Zoamix is unique in that it s a synthetic compound but works similarly to an ionophore by allowing some cycling of Eimeria, the parasite that causes coccidiosis.
5 [micro]g/mL calcium ionophore, and 1 [micro]g/mLGolgiPlugfor 5 h at 37[degrees]C in a humidified atmosphere with 5% C[O.