Transport Proteins: Definition, Types, Function & Examples


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Which of the following statements regarding facilitated diffusion is false?

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1. What is the difference between active and passive transport?

2. Both carrier and channel proteins are specific to a particular molecule.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will help increase your understanding of transport proteins with several questions. The questions deal with facilitated diffusion, passive and active transport, carrier and protein channels, and their functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you will be tested on your knowledge of:

  • The definition of facilitated diffusion
  • The difference between active and passive transport
  • Information about carrier proteins

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases such as facilitated diffusion, active transport, passive transport, and carrier protein
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about transport proteins in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson such as active and passive transport
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of transport proteins to answer questions about their functions

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, you can view the corresponding lesson called Transport Proteins: Definition, Types, Function & Examples. This lesson covers the following subject matter:

  • Role of transport proteins in the plasma membrane of a cell
  • Different types of transport proteins such as active and passive transport
  • Functions of transport proteins
  • Characteristics of the intercellular and extracellular spaces
  • Carrier proteins and how they exert their effects in a cell