Internal anion binding site and membrane potential dominate the regulation of proton pumping by the chromaffin granule ATPase

Y. Moriyama, N. Nelson

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Effects of anions and membrane potential on the reconstituted proton pump from chromaffin granules were investigated. When acetate was present inside of the vesicles, ATP-dependent proton uptake was absolutely dependent on external chloride. Without external chloride, however, substantial proton uptake was observed when chloride or sulfate was present inside of the vesicles. Inside negative membrane potential drove ATP-dependent proton uptake regardless of the anion species present inside or outside of the vesicles. It is concluded that the internal anion binding site and membrane potential regulate the proton pumping activity of the ATPase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-144
Number of pages5
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 30 1987


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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