|Protein Name||Sodium/potassium-transporting ATPase subunit alpha-1|
|Ref Sequence Id||NP_001070266.1|
|Amino Acid Lenth||1021|
|Protein Existence Status||Reveiwed:Experimental evidence at protein level|
|Presence in other biological fluids/tissue/cells||highly expressed in kidneys; brain; sperm cells express a unique Na,K-ATPase isoform|
|Protein Function||αsubunit is responsible for the catalytic activity of the Na,K-ATPase while the ß subunit is important in the maturation and transport of the enzyme to the plasma membrane; maintains the gradient of sodium and potassium across plasma membrane; main kidney functions are to filter the blood of waste products to reabsorb glucose and amino acids, to regulate electrolytes and to maintain pH; in sperm cells - regulation of ions and membrane potential is crucial for motility and the acrosome reaction and is essential for male fertility; in brain- required to fire action potential|
|Biochemical Properties||beta subunit has three conserved disulfide bonds in the extracellular domain, which are important for forming a stable pump; Na,K-ATPase exists as a heterodimer consisting of a large catalytic α subunit and a smaller glycoslated ß subunit; α subunit possesses eight transmembrane domains and the ß subunit only one; Ouabain binds at the permeation pathway of the Na /K ATPase|
|Significance in milk||nutrient transport systems for milk precursors and constituents|
|PTMs||ß domain has domain has three, eight, and two glycosylation sites in beta1, 2, and 3, respectively|
|Significance of PTMs||Removal of the glycosylations causes retention in the endoplasmatic reticulumof beta2, but not of beta1 or 3, suggesting that the glycosylations play individual roles in the different isoforms|
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