Embryonic Expression of the Putative γ Subunit of the Sodium Pump Is Required for Acquisition of Fluid Transport Capacity during Mouse Blastocyst Development

Abstract

The sodium/potassium pump, Na+,K+-ATPase, is generally understood to function as a heterodimer of two subunits, a catalytic alpha subunit and a noncatalytic, glycosylated beta subunit. Recently, a putative third subunit, the gamma subunit, was cloned. This small protein (6.5 kD) coimmunoprecipitates with the alpha and beta subunits and is closely associated… (More)

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