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In this historic article we witness the author's own account of his great discovery: the nature and location of the enzyme system enabling sodium-potassium exchange across membranes in living cells, particularly nerve cells. That discovery has stood the test of time. active ion transport of sodium and potassium ions through cell membranes is ubiquitous.

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Prog Biophys Mol Biol

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Active ion transport, Nerve membrane transport, Sodium-potassium pump