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Magnesium ATPase (Mg-ATPase) is an ATPase that pumps magnesium. ATPase is required for operation magnesium as a cofactor. It is found in erythrocytes.[1] The antihypertensive medication guanethidine works by inhibiting it. It is encoded by the gene ATP3.


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