P-type pumps

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P-type pumps are a form of ATPases which, during the active transport of ions, are phophorylated by themselves which is a process that is done reversibly[1]. They are classed in the multipass membrane protein group[2]. Examples of this type of pump are the Na+/K+ pump and the Ca2+ pump.


  1. Becker W.M., Kleinsmith L.J., Hardin J., Bertoni G.P. (2009) The World of the Cell, 7th Edition, San Francisco, Pearson Education. Pg 210
  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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