Water-Filled Pores of Ion Channels

The water-filled pore of an ion channel is important in transporting ions across the cell membrane. But how does this water-filled pore work?¬†Well, we know that ions attract water because water is bipolar: it has an unequal distribution of charges. The oxygen atoms tend to attract electrons, so it has a slightly negative charge, while … Continue reading Water-Filled Pores of Ion Channels