Upon treatment with sodium carbonate, rat brain synaptic vesicles lost ATP-dependent H+ transport and released major polypeptide components (about 72, 57, 41, 34 and 33 kDa). These polypeptides, consisting about 15 % of the total protein, were identified as subunits of H+-ATPase by immunoblotting with antibodies against H+-ATPase from chromaffin granules. The same treatment also abolished the ATP-dependent, bafilomycin-sensitive uptakes of glutamate, serotonin and γ-aminobutyrate by the synaptic vesicles. These results indicated that H+-ATPase is a major constituent of the vesicles (consisting about 20 % of their total protein) and is a primary pump for accumulation of neurotransmitters.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 30 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology