Facilitated Diffusion

Facilitated Diffusion

Author: Nathan Lampson

This lesson will describe how transport proteins in the cell membrane allow solutes to cross the cell membrane without the use of ATP.

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Terms to Know
  • Active Transport

    Cell transport that uses energy in the form of ATP

  • Facilitated Diffusion

    Diffusion that uses transport proteins proteins to move molecules across a membrane

  • Passive Transport

    A form of cell transport that does not require energy in the form of ATP

  • Transport Proteins

    Proteins in the cell membrane that move molecules across the membrane from low to high concentration by using energy in the form of ATP