Journal article

The cardiac Na /K ATPase: An updated, thermodynamically consistent model

Michael Pan, Peter J Gawthrop, Joseph Cursons, Kenneth Tran, Edmund J Crampin

Physiome | Physiome Incorporated | Published : 2020


The Na+/K+ATPase is an essential component of cardiac electrophysiology, maintaining physiological Na+ and K+ concentrations over successive heart beats. Terkildsen et al. (2007) developed a model of the ventricular myocyte Na+/K+ ATPase to study extracellular potassium accumulation during ischaemia, demonstrating the ability to recapitulate a wide range of experimental data, but unfortunately there was no archived code associated with the original manuscript. Here we detail an updated version of the model and provide CellML and MATLAB code to ensure reproducibility and reusability. We note some errors within the original formulation which have been corrected to ensure that the model is ther..

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