"Ionophores" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
Chemical agents that increase the permeability of biological or artificial lipid membranes to specific ions. Most ionophores are relatively small organic molecules that act as mobile carriers within membranes or coalesce to form ion permeable channels across membranes. Many are antibiotics, and many act as uncoupling agents by short-circuiting the proton gradient across mitochondrial membranes.
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Ionophores".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Ionophores".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Ionophores" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Ionophores" was a major or minor topic of these publication.