Bioenergetics: Open Access

Bioenergetics: Open Access
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Active Transport

Active transport uses energy to transport molecules up a concentration gradient or across a partially permeable membrane. This uses energy released from aerobic and anaerobic respirations. In living organisms when molecules move across cell membranes from an area of lower concentration toward an area of higher concentration and this process is known as active transport.

In humans, active transport takes place during the digestion of food in the small intestine. Carbohydrates are broken down into simple sugars such as glucose. The glucose is absorbed by active transport into the villi, to be passed into the bloodstream and taken around the body.

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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Journal, Biochemistry & Analytical Biochemistry, Biochemistry & Physiology: Open Access, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Journal, Biochemistry & Analytical Biochemistry, Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry and Biochemistry, American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, American Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Annals of Clinical Biochemistry, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology - Part A Enzyme Engineering and Biotechnology, Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology

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