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channel

(Avenue), noun arrangement, conduit, course, duct, expedient, facility, forum, instrument, means, medium, method, mode, outlet, passage, path, procedure, process, scheme, set up, strategy, tool, way

channel

(Navigable water), noun body of water, canal, gully, moat, navigable river, navigable stream, stream, trench, trough, water, waterway
Associated concepts: navigable waters of the United States, Navigation Acts
See also: avenue, facility, forum, instrument, instrumentality, medium, outlet, tool
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Scientists could also study the transport of substances through the membrane, such as ions traveling through a protein channel.
The team used herpes simplex virus to ferry the light-sensitive protein channel rhodopsin 2 (ChR2) into neurons in the medial prefrontal cortices of depressed mice: the mPFC is thought to orchestrate decision-making and social behaviour.
In a similar vein, Armin Huber of the University of Karlsruhe in Germany and his colleagues studied fruit fly photoreceptor cells, focusing on a protein channel that regulates the flow of ions through cells.