Specific Binding of Sodium and Potassium Ions in Erythrocyte Membranes


In erythrocytes, the binding of sodium and potassium ions to sites in the membrane is specific and the number of sites is extremely small. Addition of ATP to the medium increases the binding of sodium ions by 50 per cent or more and it is suggested that ion binding is connected with the ion pump.

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GINZBURG, B., FRIEDLANDER, T. & POUCHOVSKY, E. Specific Binding of Sodium and Potassium Ions in Erythrocyte Membranes. Nature 216, 1185–1188 (1967). https://doi.org/10.1038/2161185a0

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