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Active Transport Lab Report

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Some cells must use active transport to carry out some processes. The sodium-potassium pump which is an integral protein uses ATP energy so it can move sodium ions out and bring in potassium ions in the cell. Keeping the right concentration of potassium and sodium ions which are vital in muscle and nerve activity is important. When three sodium ions are pumped out for each two potassium ions a concentration gradient is formed in the cell. This certain movement makes a concentration and electrical gradient across the membrane (Daempfle, 2016). The result is more sodium outside and more potassium is inside the cell. The environment outside the cell ends up more positive then on the inside of the cell because of all the positive ions that are
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