Respiration-driven Na+ pump and Na+ circulation in Vibrio parahaemolyticus

T. Tsuchiya, S. Shinoda

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Sodium circulation in Vibrio parahaemolyticus was investigated. We observed respiration-driven Na+ extrusion from cells by using a Na+ electrode. The Na+ extrusion was intensive to a proton conductor, carbonyl cyanide m-chlorophenylhydrazone, and sensitive to a respiratory inhibitor, CN-. These results support the idea of the existence of a respiratory Na+ pump in V. parahaemolyticus. The respiration-driven Na+ extrusion was observed only under alkaline conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)794-798
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology


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