Transport of arginine and ornithine into isolated mitochondria of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
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in European Journal of Biochemistry (1998), 258
In this work we have characterised the transport of L-arginine and L-ornithine into mitochondria isolated from a wild-type Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain and an isogenic arg11 knock-out mutant. The Arg11 ... [more ▼]
In this work we have characterised the transport of L-arginine and L-ornithine into mitochondria isolated from a wild-type Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain and an isogenic arg11 knock-out mutant. The Arg11 protein (Arg11p) is a mitochondrial carrier required for arginine biosynthesis [Crabeel, M., Soetens, O., De Rijcke, M., Pratiwi, R. & Pankiewicz, R. (1996) J. Biol. Chem. 271, 25011-25019]. Reconstitution experiments have confirmed that it is an L-ornithine carrier also transporting L-arginine and L-lysine by order of decreasing affinity, but not L-histidine [Palmieri, L., De Marco, V., Iacobazzi, V., Palmieri, F., Runswick, M. & Walker, J. (1997) FEBS Lett. 410, 447-451]. Evidence is presented here that the mitochondrial inner membrane contains an L-arginine and L-ornithine transporting system distinct from Arg11p, in keeping with the arginine leaky phenotype of arg11 knock-out mutants. The newly characterised carrier, which we propose to name Bac1p (basic amino acid carrier), behaves as an antiporter catalysing the electroneutral exchange of the basic amino acids L-arginine, L-lysine, L-ornithine and L-histidine and displays the highest affinity for L-arginine (Km of 30 microM). L-Arginine uptake has a pH optimum in the range of 7.5-9 and is inhibited by several sulphydryl reagents, by pyridoxal 5'-phosphate and by cations [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 16 (0 ULg)
Phylogenetic classification of the mitochondrial carrier family of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
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in Yeast (Chichester, England) (1997), 13
The screening of the open reading frames identified in the whole yeast genome has allowed us to discover 34 proteins belonging to the mitochondrial carrier family. By phylogenetic study, they can be ... [more ▼]
The screening of the open reading frames identified in the whole yeast genome has allowed us to discover 34 proteins belonging to the mitochondrial carrier family. By phylogenetic study, they can be divided into 27 subfamilies including ADP/ATP, phosphate and citrate carriers, putative oxoglutarate and GDC carriers and 22 new subfamilies. Topology predictions using the 'positive inside rule' approach have shown that the yeast carriers are similarly oriented with both extremities exposed to the cytosol. In each subfamily, a strict conservation of the charged residues in the six transmembrane alpha-helices is observed, suggesting a functional role for these residues and the existence of 27 functionally distinct carriers. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 68 (9 ULg)
Overexpression of a novel member of the mitochondrial carrier family rescues defects in both DNA and RNA metabolism in yeast mitochondria.
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in Molecular & General Genetics [=MGG] (1995), 246
The PIF1 and MRS2 gene products have previously been shown to be essential for mitochondrial DNA maintenance at elevated temperatures and mitochondrial group II intron splicing, respectively, in the yeast ... [more ▼]
The PIF1 and MRS2 gene products have previously been shown to be essential for mitochondrial DNA maintenance at elevated temperatures and mitochondrial group II intron splicing, respectively, in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. A multicopy suppressor capable of rescuing the respiratory deficient phenotype associated with null alleles of either gene has been isolated. This suppressor is a nuclear gene that was called RIM2/MRS12. The RIM2/MRS12 gene encodes a predicted protein of 377 amino acids that is essential for mitochondrial DNA metabolism and proper cell growth. Inactivation of this gene causes the total loss of mitochondrial DNA and, compared to wild-type rhoo controls, a slow-growth phenotype on media containing glucose. Analysis of the RIM2/MRS12 protein sequence suggests that RIM2/MRS12 encodes a novel member of the mitochondrial carrier family. In particular, a typical triplicate structure, where each repeat consists of two putative transmembrane segments separated by a hydrophilic loop, can be deduced from amino acid sequence comparisons and the hydropathy profile of RIM2/MRS12. Antibodies directed against the aminoterminus of RIM2/MRS12 detect this protein in mitochondria. The function of the RIM2/MRS12 protein and the substrates it might transport are discussed. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 11 (1 ULg)
Effect of aspartate and glutamate on the oxoglutarate carrier investigated in rat heart mitochondria and inverted submitochondrial vesicles.
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in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Bioenergetics (1994), 1185
Interaction of glutamate and aspartate with the oxoglutarate carrier was investigated in rat heart mitochondria or inverted submitochondrial particles. With mitochondria, glutamate and aspartate had no ... [more ▼]
Interaction of glutamate and aspartate with the oxoglutarate carrier was investigated in rat heart mitochondria or inverted submitochondrial particles. With mitochondria, glutamate and aspartate had no effect on the initial rate of oxoglutarate or malate uptake. With inverted submitochondrial vesicles, binding experiments indicated that aspartate bound to the oxoglutarate carrier on its matricial face and increased the affinity of the substrate binding site for malate but did not change the affinity for oxoglutarate. Glutamate had no effect on both substrate bindings. The dissociation constants of the binary substrate-carrier complexes on the matricial side were determined (1.28 +/- 0.15 mM for oxoglutarate and 2.22 +/- 0.26 mM for malate). These values, compared with those obtained previously on the cytosolic side of intact mitochondria, confirmed the asymmetry of the carrier in the native membrane (higher affinities on the cytosolic face). It is concluded that (1) aspartate and glutamate are not cytosolic effectors of the oxoglutarate carrier, (2) matricial aspartate is a positive effector of the binding of malate on the matricial side of the oxoglutarate carrier, and (3) such a characteristic may play a role in the regulation of the oxoglutarate carrier. Thus, it may be emphasized that (1) this observation is the first clear evidence of a well-defined 'sophisticated regulation' (allosteric) of a mitochondrial metabolite carrier, and (2) this regulation of the oxoglutarate carrier may have important consequences on the efficiency of reducing equivalent import in the matrix space by the malate-aspartate shuttle. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 6 (1 ULg)
Biochemical, genetic and molecular characterization of new respiratory-deficient mutants in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
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in Plant Molecular Biology (1992), 18
Eight respiratory-deficient mutants of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii have been isolated after mutagenic treatment with acriflavine or ethidium bromide. They are characterized by their inability to grow or ... [more ▼]
Eight respiratory-deficient mutants of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii have been isolated after mutagenic treatment with acriflavine or ethidium bromide. They are characterized by their inability to grow or their very reduced growth under heterotrophic conditions. One mutation (Class III) is of nuclear origin whereas the seven remaining mutants (Classes I and II) display a predominantly paternal mt- inheritance, typical of mutations residing in the mitochondrial DNA. Biochemical analysis has shown that all mutants are deficient in the cyanide-sensitive cytochrome pathway of the respiration whereas the alternative pathway is still functional. Measurements of complexes II + III (antimycin-sensitive succinate-cytochrome c oxido-reductase) and complex IV (cytochrome c oxidase) activities allowed to conclude that six mutations have to be localized in the mitochondrial apocytochrome b (COB) gene, one in the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) gene and one in a nuclear gene encoding a component of the cytochrome oxidase complex. By using specific probes, we have moreover demonstrated that five mutants (Class II mutants) contain mitochondrial DNA molecules deleted in the terminal end containing the COB gene and the telomeric region; they also possess dimeric molecules resulting from end-to-end junctions of deleted monomers. The two other mitochondrial mutants (Class I) have no detectable gross alteration. Class I and Class II mutants can also be distinguished by the pattern of transmission of the mutation in crosses. An in vivo staining test has been developed to identify rapidly the mutants impaired in cyanide-sensitive respiration. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 17 (1 ULg)
Kinetic study of the aspartate/glutamate carrier in intact rat heart mitochondria and comparison with a reconstituted system.
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in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Bioenergetics (1991), 1058
The homologous exchange of external [14C] aspartate/internal aspartate catalyzed by the aspartate/glutamate carrier of rat heart mitochondria was investigated using aspartate-loaded, glutamate-depleted ... [more ▼]
The homologous exchange of external [14C] aspartate/internal aspartate catalyzed by the aspartate/glutamate carrier of rat heart mitochondria was investigated using aspartate-loaded, glutamate-depleted mitochondria. An inhibitor-stop technique was developed for kinetic studies by applying pyridoxal phosphate. Direct initial rate determinations from the linear phase of [14C] aspartate uptake were insufficiently accurate at high external and/or low internal substrate concentrations. Therefore, the full time-course of [14C] aspartate uptake until reaching isotope equilibrium was fitted by a single exponential function and was used to calculate reliable initial steady-state rates. This method was applied in bisubstrate analyses of the antiport reaction for different external and internal aspartate concentrations. The kinetic patterns obtained in double reciprocal plots showed straight lines converging on the abscissa. This result is consistent with a sequential antiport mechanism. It implies the existence of a catalytic ternary complex that is formed by the translocator and substrate molecules bound from both sides of the membrane. The Km values for aspartate were clearly different for the external and the internal sides of the membrane, 216 +/- 23 microM and 2.4 +/- 0.5 mM, respectively. These values indicated a definite transmembrane asymmetry of the carrier. The same asymmetry became evident when investigating the isolated protein from bovine heart mitochondria after reconstitution into liposomes. In this case the Km values for external and internal aspartate were determined to be 123 +/- 11 microM and 2.8 +/- 0.6 mM, respectively. This comparison demonstrates a right-side out orientation of the carrier after insertion into liposomal membranes. The sequential transport mechanism of the aspartate/glutamate carrier, elucidated both in proteoliposomes and in mitochondria, also seems to be a common characteristic of other mitochondrial antiport carriers [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 8 (2 ULg)