diffusion

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Synonyms for diffusion

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Synonyms for diffusion

(physics) the process in which there is movement of a substance from an area of high concentration of that substance to an area of lower concentration

the spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another

the property of being diffused or dispersed

the act of dispersing or diffusing something

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In case of facilitated diffusion (a form of carrier-mediated endocytosis) binding of a ligand occur to a transporter on one side of the membrane that triggers a conformational change in the protein receptor.
We then used these data to model the functional impact of differences in D, K[prime], and phosphagen concentrations on energy transport, using the steady-state, facilitated diffusion model of Meyer et al.
1984) pointed out that under conditions of submaximal rates of aerobic energy turnover, the role of phosphagens can be viewed as a form of facilitated diffusion in which the phosphagen and its corresponding guanidine base, in effect, substitute for ATP and ADP, respectively.
In addition to the facilitated diffusion approach, high-energy phosphate transport in vivo has also been investigated extensively using reaction-diffusion models (Raft and Blum, 1968; Nevo and Rikenspoel, 1970; Lin, 1972; Tombes et al.
Furthermore, the facilitated diffusion model is applicable only to situations in which aerobic energy turnover is near or below maximal and the global cellular high-energy phosphate concentrations do not change appreciably (or at least reach a new steady state).
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