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Sodium Potassium pump

Postby Deat » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:04 pm

I understand that this involves the movement from low concentration to high concentration, but does it require specalised channel proteins, and why is the phosphate required to change the shape to push the potassium out.
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Postby Tranc3r » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:01 am

Here's a really nicely explained video, it should answer your questions. I learned so much from this than my teacher who lectured about it for 1.5 hours.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJe3_3XsBOg it also has Closed Captioning, so it shows, typed up, what is being said in sync of the narrator.
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Postby JackBean » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:33 pm

the phosphate is used to change the conformation of the protein

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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