Exchanges of Inorganic Ions through Living Membranes


    THE large differences in concentration of single ions (especially potassium and sodium) between living cells and their surroundings were discussed at the Croonian Lecture of the Royal Society*. These differences are generally maintained by transport work through the surface layer making good the simultaneous diffusion losses.

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    Exchanges of Inorganic Ions through Living Membranes. Nature 156, 542 (1945).

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