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Symport vs. Antiport — What's the Difference?

Symport vs. Antiport — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Symport and Antiport

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Symport

The transportation, through a membrane, of molecules of more than one substance at the same time.

Antiport

(cytology) A structure in a cell membrane that simultaneously transports different molecules or ions through the membrane in opposite directions

Symport

To simultaneously transport molecules of different substances through a membrane.

Antiport

To simultaneously transport different molecules or ions through a cell membrane in opposite directions

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