Contact: William Gillespie
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana
Caption: The lab group of Illinois professor of biochemistry Emad Tajkhorshid (pictured left to right: Giray Enkavi, Jing Li, Po-Chao Wen, Emad Tajkhorshid, and Zhijian Huang) found that as active transporters in cell membranes undergo conformational changes to allow their main substrates to pass through through, small molecules like water slip through as well.
Credit: Chelsey B. Coombs
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