Comparison of Na+/K(+)-ATPase pump currents activated by ATP concentration or voltage jumps.


Using the giant patch technique, we combined two fast relaxation methods on excised patches from guinea pig cardiomyocytes to compare the rate constants of the involved reaction steps. Experiments were done in the absence of intra- or extracellular K+. Fast ATP concentration jumps were generated by photolysis of caged ATP at pH 6.3 with laser flash… (More)