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resting potential- who is right me or my teacher

Postby hekke » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:52 pm

there was a question about rest state of a neuron on my egzam.
What movement of Na+ and/or K+occures during the rest state of a neuron?


i marked that there is no movement.

Ive made a reserche about this, a big one and i cant find a clear answear so plz someone help me
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Re: resting potential- who is right me or my teacher

Postby biba56 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:53 pm

A Na+/K+ pump is always active because some Na+ and K+ ions move across the membrane altough they shouldn't. It maintains the resting potential.
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