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Rebrov V. G., Verkhov D. G., Sidorenko S. V., Usanov A. D., Skripal A. V., Usanov D. A. Competitive Binding of K+ in the Presence of Na+ with Bovine Serum Albumin and Hemoglobin. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Chemistry. Biology. Ecology, 2016, vol. 16, iss. 3, pp. 279-284. DOI:

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Competitive Binding of K+ in the Presence of Na+ with Bovine Serum Albumin and Hemoglobin


Selective accumulation of monovalent cations K+, Na+, Rb+, Cs+ with albumin and hemoglobin is shown. Preferential sorption of potassium in the presence of sodium with test proteins is determined. It is shown that with increasing concentrations of sodium in the composition of aqueous solutions of the proteins, the amount of potassium bound by proteins increases. The results of investigation concerning sorption of potassium ions in the presence of sodium ions at various concentrations of theirs chloride salts by bovine serum albumin and hemoglobin coincide with similar results observed in studies on living muscle cells.


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