1. 1. Brush border membrane vesicles (BBMV) were prepared from midguts of Pieris brassicae larvae by Mg/EGTA precipitation and differential centrifugation. 2. 2. Their morphology, polypeptide composition, and marker enzyme enrichment was similar to BBMV from other larval lepidopteran midguts. 3. 3. In the presence of an inwardly directed KSCN gradient, these BBMV transiently accumulated alanine, phenylalanine, histidine, lysine, or gultamic acid. 4. 4. Initial uptake rates for neutral and basic amino acids were similar in the presence of either a potassium or a sodium gradient. 5. 5. Initial uptake of glutamic acid was much more efficient in the presence of a sodium gradient. © 1987.

Wolfersberger, M., Luethy, P., Maurer, A., Parenti, P., Sacchi, F., Giordana, B., et al. (1987). Preparation and partial characterization of amino-acid transporting brush-border membrane-vesicles from the larval midgut of the cabbage butterfly (pieris-brassicae). COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY. A. COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, 86(2), 301-308 [10.1016/0300-9629(87)90334-3].

Preparation and partial characterization of amino-acid transporting brush-border membrane-vesicles from the larval midgut of the cabbage butterfly (pieris-brassicae)

PARENTI, PAOLO;
1987

Abstract

1. 1. Brush border membrane vesicles (BBMV) were prepared from midguts of Pieris brassicae larvae by Mg/EGTA precipitation and differential centrifugation. 2. 2. Their morphology, polypeptide composition, and marker enzyme enrichment was similar to BBMV from other larval lepidopteran midguts. 3. 3. In the presence of an inwardly directed KSCN gradient, these BBMV transiently accumulated alanine, phenylalanine, histidine, lysine, or gultamic acid. 4. 4. Initial uptake rates for neutral and basic amino acids were similar in the presence of either a potassium or a sodium gradient. 5. 5. Initial uptake of glutamic acid was much more efficient in the presence of a sodium gradient. © 1987.
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Scientifica
Membrane vesicles preparation; membrane transport; K+/amino acid cotransport; Pieris brassicae
English
Wolfersberger, M., Luethy, P., Maurer, A., Parenti, P., Sacchi, F., Giordana, B., et al. (1987). Preparation and partial characterization of amino-acid transporting brush-border membrane-vesicles from the larval midgut of the cabbage butterfly (pieris-brassicae). COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY. A. COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, 86(2), 301-308 [10.1016/0300-9629(87)90334-3].
Wolfersberger, M; Luethy, P; Maurer, A; Parenti, P; Sacchi, F; Giordana, B; Hanozet, G
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