The sodium-potassium pump is known to maintain the concentration of the Na+ and K+ ions in cells, especially in neurons. This uses ATP hydrolysis to transport Na+ out of the cell and K+ into the cell.
The Na+/K+ ATPase (Na+/K+ pump) maintains the concentration gradients for sodium and potassium ions by moving two sodium ions out of the cell and three potassium ions into the cell.
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