# What molecules are involved in the sodium potassium pump?

Jul 1, 2016

ATP, (and its product, ADP and Pi), Na+, K+, and the transmembrane protein

#### Explanation:

The transmembrane itself looks like this. You can see the phosphorylation sites.

What is interesting is, there are a lot of toxin that can bind to various places on this protein.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_channel

Stevens M, et. al., 2011, Neurotoxins and their binding areas on voltage-gated sodium channels., Frontiers in Pharmacology
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3210964/pdf/fphar-02-00071.pdf