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Porins are protein molecules that were originally found in the outer membrane of GRAM-NEGATIVE BACTERIA and that form multi-meric channels for the passive DIFFUSION of WATER; IONS; or other small molecules. Porins are present in bacterial CELL WALLS, as well as in plant, fungal, mammalian and other vertebrate CELL MEMBRANES and MITOCHONDRIAL MEMBRANES.

Year introduced: 1994

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Tree Number(s): D12.776.157.530.400.500, D12.776.543.550.450.730, D12.776.543.585.400.730

MeSH Unique ID: D018272

Entry Terms:

  • Porin
  • Pore Proteins
  • Proteins, Pore
  • Pore Protein
  • Protein, Pore

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