I need a basic explanation of the difference in the rates at which glucose is transported across a cell membrane versus the concentration gradient of glucose. I am trying to understand the difference in diffusion through a lipid bilayer compared to facilitated diffusion. I could also really use help with finding online references on similar topics.
I have found several good web resources which I have changed into PDF files and attached here. Basically, in facilitated diffusion, proteins in the cell membrane (lipid bilayer) help molecules (such as glucose) get across. They cannot move ...
Facilitated diffusion of glucose explanation is provided. The rate at which glucose is transported across a cell membrane versus the concentration gradient of glucose is determined.