proton pump


: a molecular mechanism that transports hydrogen ions across cell membranes
The physiological essence of the proton pump is to exchange extracellular K+ for intracellular H+.John E. Hoover, Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy, 21st edition
Chemical gradients have been used to create asymmetry in the environment, as in the case of proton pumps to couple chemical energy with molecular motion.Jay Siegel, Science

called also acid pump

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“Proton pump.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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