Rates of catalysis by ion channels

Range 10^6 to 10^9 Ions transported per second
Organism Generic
Reference Latorre R, Miller C. Conduction and selectivity in potassium channels. J Membr Biol. 1983 71(1-2):11-30. p.11 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID6300405
Comments "...channels are unusual enzymes because of the extremely high absolute rates of catalysis they bring about, 10^6-10^9 ions transported per second, orders of magnitude higher than any other turnover rates known in biochemistry."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109162