Plasma membrane ATPases

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The plasma membrane separates the cellular contents from the surrounding environment. Nutrients must enter through the plasma membrane in order to reach the cell interior, and toxic metabolites and several ions leave the cell by traveling across the same barrier. Biological pumps in the plasma membrane include ABC transporters, vacuolar (V-type) H+ pumps, and P-type pumps. These pumps all utilize ATP as a fuel for energizing pumping. This review focuses on the physiological roles of plasma membrane P-type pumps, as they represent the major ATP hydrolytic activity in this membrane.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe plant plasma membrane
EditorsAngus S. Murphy, Burkhard Schulz, Wendy Peer
Number of pages16
Publication date2011
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-13430-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-13431-9
Publication statusPublished - 2011
SeriesPlant Cell Monographs

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