Will glucose be able to move across a cell membrane by simple diffusion?

1 Answer
Mar 2, 2018

Glucose transport through cell membrane takes place by GLUT transporters.This is an example of facilitated diffusion requires aid of transmembrane protein, not in simple diffusion.


Glucose enters the erythrocyte by facilitated diffusion with the help of GLUT transporter, at a rate about50,000 times greater than uncatalyzed transmembrane diffusion. GLUT transporter ,an integral protein having 12 transmembrane hydrophobic domains made of the alpha helix only.