A mechanism for the translocation of ions across biological membranes is proposed in which transconformational changes occur in the membrane-bound ion pump. In particular, it is suggested that such conformational changes are effected by means of the propagation of crystal defects in the form of edge-dislocation glide.
Research Article| March 01 1978
Gliding edge dislocations in proteins as a mechanism for active ion transport
Biochem J (1978) 169 (3): 559–565.
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H D Chandler, C J Woolf, H R Hepburn; Gliding edge dislocations in proteins as a mechanism for active ion transport. Biochem J 1 March 1978; 169 (3): 559–565. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/bj1690559
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