Ratio between conductivity of K+ leak channel to K+ and Na+

Value 10000 K+ conductivity/Na+ conductivity
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Alberts, Molecular biology of the cell, 4th edition, 2002, chapter 11, link The Three-dimensional Structure of a Bacterial K+ Channel Shows How an Ion Channel Can Work
Comments K+ leak channels conduct K+ ions 10,000-fold faster than Na+ ions, yet the two ions are featureless spheres with similar diameters (0.133 nm and 0.095 nm, respectively)
Entered by Uri M
ID 106434