Gramicidin Amedical dictionary

<molecular biology> A linear peptide of alternate D and L amino acids that acts as a cation ionophore in lipid bilayer membranes. It is proposed that two molecules form a membrane spanning helix containing a pore lined with polar residues.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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