Using brush-border membrane (BBM) vesicles prepared from the intestine of the European eel, the specificity of l-alanine and l-proline Na+-dependent transport was investigated by measuring the uptake of isotopically labelled subsrates. In the presence of Na+ ions, cross-inhibition between alanine and proline transports was observed; in addition α-(methylamino)isobutyric acid (MeAIB) inhibited proline but had no effect on alanine uptake. These results can be explained by the presence, in eel intestinal BBM vesicles, of at least two distinct agencies for Na+-dependent proline and alanine translocation. The first system is specific for alanine and short-chain neutral amino-acids; the second system, specific for imino acids and the N-methylated analogues, is regulated by alanine concentration.

How many Na+-dependent carriers for l-alanine and l-proline in the eel intestine? Studies with brush-border membrane vesicles

CASSANO, Giuseppe;
1989

Abstract

Using brush-border membrane (BBM) vesicles prepared from the intestine of the European eel, the specificity of l-alanine and l-proline Na+-dependent transport was investigated by measuring the uptake of isotopically labelled subsrates. In the presence of Na+ ions, cross-inhibition between alanine and proline transports was observed; in addition α-(methylamino)isobutyric acid (MeAIB) inhibited proline but had no effect on alanine uptake. These results can be explained by the presence, in eel intestinal BBM vesicles, of at least two distinct agencies for Na+-dependent proline and alanine translocation. The first system is specific for alanine and short-chain neutral amino-acids; the second system, specific for imino acids and the N-methylated analogues, is regulated by alanine concentration.
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