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How do biological systems discriminate among physically similar ions?

The Journal of Experimental Zoology

Oct 1, 1975

J M Diamond

Abstract

This paper reviews the history of understanding how biological systems can discriminate so strikingly among physically similar ions, especially alkali cations. Appreciation of qualitative regularities ("permitted sequences") and quantitative regularities ("selectivity isotherms") in ion...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Biological Membrane
Membrane by Function
Tissue Membrane
Enzymes, antithrombotic
Calcium
Valinomycin
Potassium
Ouabain
Cations
Enzymes for Treatment of Wounds and Ulcers
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How do biological systems discriminate among physically similar ions?

The Journal of Experimental Zoology

Oct 1, 1975

J M Diamond

PMID: 452

DOI: 10.1002/jez.1401940116

Abstract

This paper reviews the history of understanding how biological systems can discriminate so strikingly among physically similar ions, especially alkali cations. Appreciation of qualitative regularities ("permitted sequences") and quantitative regularities ("selectivity isotherms") in ion...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Biological Membrane
Membrane by Function
Tissue Membrane
Enzymes, antithrombotic
Calcium
Valinomycin
Potassium
Ouabain
Cations
Enzymes for Treatment of Wounds and Ulcers
Paper Details
References
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