Electrogenic pump | definition of electrogenic pump by Medical dictionary
electrogenic pump An active transport system that uses energy to separate electric charges and produce a potential difference.
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Like V-ATPases, these pumps are electrogenic pumps
that use ATP hydrolysis to extrude protons from the cytosol (Martinez-Munoz and Kane, 2008).
However, the plasma membranes of both cell types have electrogenic pumps
that pump out cations at the expense of ATP to help generate a more negative membrane potential.