cotransporter

noun co·trans·port·er \ (ˌ)kō-tran(t)s-ˈpȯr-tər , -ˈtran(t)s-ˌpȯr-tər \

Definition of cotransporter

plural cotransporters
: a specialized protein of cell membranes that mediates cotransport
  • Phosphate travels against an electrochemical gradient from the urine into the proximal tubular epithelial cells, primarily through the activity of a sodium-phosphate cotransporter
  • —Henry M. Kronenberg

First Known Use of cotransporter

1980


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