sodium-potassium pump

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sodium-potassium pump

Post by Herst » Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:36 am

I understand that ATP supplies the energy which drives the pump, but I am unclear to how it works. Sodium ions leave the cell, while potassium ions enter the cell; is this through a nuclear pore, or an enzyme, or what? Any help in helping clarify this topic would be appreciated... Thanks

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Post by MichaelXY » Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:50 am

http://www.brookscole.com/chemistry_d/t ... npump.html

This is also an example of one type of Active transport.

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Post by Herst » Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:54 am

hah wow this is perfect thank you

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Post by choloboy » Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:46 pm

great example:)

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Re: sodium-potassium pump

Post by allan101 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:59 am

Hi Everybody,
This is Stephen, sodium is poisonous to cells so they pump it out. then they pump potassium in to balance the change and osmotic pressure.even if the sodium/potassium pumps are inactive neurons can fire hundreds of thousands of times.
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