active transport
Often defined as transport up an electrochemical gradient. More precisely defined as unidirectional or vectorial transport produced within a membrane-bound protein complex by coupling an energy-yielding process to a tranport process. In primary active transport systems the transport step is normally coupled to ATP hydrolysis within a single protein `complex\'. In secondary active transport the movement of one species is coupled to the movement of another species down an electrochemical gradient established by primary active transport.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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