Ionophores

Ionophores are lipid soluble molecules that increase the permeability of an ion across a biological membrane. They 'shield' the ion, enabling it to transverse hydrophobic biological membranes. There are two types; mobile ion carriers and channel-forming ionophores.

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Literature
Cat No Product Name / Activity
1234 A23187, free acid
Calcium ionophore
1704 Ionomycin calcium salt
Calcium ionophore
2092 Ionomycin free acid
Calcium ionophore
5223 Monensin sodium salt
Sodium ionophore; antibacterial agent
4312 Nigericin sodium salt
Selective K+ ionophore
2505 Nonactin
Monovalent cation ionophore
3373 Valinomycin
Selective K+ ionophore

Ionophores are lipid soluble molecules that increase the permeability of a given ion across a biological membrane. They create a shield over the ion, enabling it to transverse hydrophobic biological membranes.

There are two types of ionophores; mobile ion carriers, which are small molecules that physically shield the ion from the surrounding environment and facilitate its movement across the plasma membrane, and channel-forming ionophores, which create a pore in the biological membrane to allow the ion to pass through. These molecules can act to disrupt transmembrane ion concentrations and often have antibiotic properties.

Literature for Ionophores

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Ion Channel

Ion Channel Product Listing

A collection of around 500 products for ion channel research, the listing includes research tools for the study of:

  • Ligand-gated ion channels
  • Voltage-gated ion channels
  • Other Ion Channels