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  1. #1 LiCl and membrane transport 
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    Hi, I've read a bunch of papers on transmembrane transporters (citrate, lactate, etc) and many papers use a LiCl stop buffer to "stop" transport but do not say why LiCl stops transfer. What is the mechanism of action? Thanks.

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    Most likely LiCl binds in a semi-permanent manner to the transport proteins, effectively clogging them up and not allowing other molecules to pass through. That's just my guess, though.

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