Ca2+ pump

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The Ca2+ pump is a transport ATPase[1]. because it moves, in this case, calcium ions across the membrane using ATP as an energy source, i.e. it uses active transport. The Ca2+ pump is similar to the Na+-K+ ATPase in the way that both are P-type pumps[2]. It is found in a skeletal muscle cell and in the process of reabsorbing the Ca2+ ions that were used to generate muscle contraction.

References

  1. Alberts B., Johnson A., Lewis J., Raff M., Roberts K., Walter P. (2008) Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th Edition, New York, Garland Science. Pg 660
  2. Alberts B., Johnson A., Lewis J., Raff M., Roberts K., Walter P. (2008) Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th Edition, New York, Garland Science. Pg 659
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