Porins

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. (mesh:D018272)

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Synonyms

Synonym Reference Specificity
porins Exact
porin Exact
Porin Exact

Incoming Relations

Identifier Name Relation
FPLX:VDAC VDAC isa
FPLX:AQP AQP isa

Outgoing Relations

None available.