The sodium PUMP

  title={The sodium PUMP},
  author={Flemming Cornelius},
Publisher Summary This chapter describes the physiological functions, molecular structure, molecular function, biosynthesis, and regulation of the sodium pump. The sodium pump is an integral membrane bound protein, which is found in all higher animal cells. The sodium pump belongs to a family of membrane bound ion-motive ATPases, which has been named the P-type ATPases. The P-type ATPases are characterized by undergoing a phosphorylation during their reaction cycle in which the γ-phosphoryl… CONTINUE READING