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Types of Cellular Transport

Facilitated Diffusion
Facilitated Diffusion

Facilitated diffusion is a type of passive transport that allows substances to cross membranes with the assistance of special transport proteins. Some molecules and ions such as glucose, sodium ions, and chloride ions are unable to pass through the phospholipid bilayer of cell membranes.

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Simple Diffusion
Simple Diffusion

Passive transport does not require the cell to expend any energy and involves a substance diffusing down its concentration gradient across a membrane. A concentration gradient is a just a region of space over which the concentration of a substance changes, and substances will naturally move down their gradients, from an area of higher to an area of lower concentration.