ABC transporters

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An ABC transporter is a type of ATP-driven pumps which primarly pumps small molecules across the cell membrane. This makes them different from P-type and the F- or V-type ATPases which exclusively transport ions.[1]

An example of an ABC transporter is the calcium ion pump in the sarcoplasmic reticulum in skeletal muscle cells [2].

References

  1. Albert.,B, et al. 2008. Molecular Biology of The Cell (Fifth Edition). New York: Garland Science p660
  2. albert, B, et al. 2008 Molecular Biology of the Cell, (5th edition). New York. Garland Science, p.660


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