Immunocytochemical evidence for the acidic nature of peroxisomes in methylotrophic yeastsWaterham, H. R., Keizer-Gunnink, I., Goodman, J. M., Harder, W. & Veenhuis, M., 12-Mar-1990, In : FEBS Letters. 262, 1, p. 17-19 3 p.
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The possible acidic nature of the peroxisomal matrix present in intact yeast cells was studied immunocytochemically, using the weak base DAMP as a probe. Spheroplasts of methanol-grown Candida boidinii and Hansenula polymorpha were regenerated and incubated with DAMP. After immunogold labelling, using antibodies against DAMP, a specific accumulation of gold particles was observed on the peroxisomal profiles. This labelling was absent in controls, performed in the presence of ionophores or chloroquine. These results support earlier observations, that in intact cells a pH-gradient exists across the peroxisomal membrane. Experiments, carried out on osmotically swollen spheroplasts indicated that maintenance of this pH-gradient is strongly related to the cell’s integrity.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 12-Mar-1990|
- (Hansenula polymorpha), (Candida boidinii), Immunocytochemistry, Proton gradient, Peroxisome
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