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ATPases: Ion-motive

  1. Florent Guillain1,
  2. Elisabeth Mintz2

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000678



How to Cite

Guillain, F. and Mintz, E. 2001. ATPases: Ion-motive. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    CNRS, Grenoble, France

  2. 2

    CEA, Grenoble, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


Ion motive ATPases allow ion(s) to accumulate on one side of a biological membrane at the expense of ATP hydrolysis. In this way active transport across biological membranes is mediated.


  • active transport;
  • ion;
  • ATP hydrolysis;
  • pump structure;
  • mechanism