Plasma membrane H+-ATPase was studied in maize (Zea mays L.) roots induced for NO3 - uptake. Membrane vesicles were isolated by means of Suc density gradient from roots exposed for 24 h either to 1.5 mM NO3 - or 1.5 mM SO4 -. The two populations of vesicles had similar composition as shown by diagnostic inhibitors of membrane-associated ATPases. However, both ATP-dependent intravesicular H+ accumulation and ATP hydrolysis were considerably enhanced (60-100%) in vesicles isolated from NO3 --induced roots. Km, for Mg:ATP and pH dependency were not influenced by NO3 - treatment of the roots. ATP hydrolysis in plasma membrane vesicles for both control and NO3 --induced roots was not affected by 10 to 150 mM NO3 - or Cl-. On the other hand, kinetics of NO3 -- or Cl--stimulated ATP-dependent intravesicular H+ accumulation were modified in plasma membrane vesicles isolated from NO3 --induced roots, Immunoassays carried out with polyclonal antibodies against plasma membrane H+-ATPase revealed an increased steady-state level of the enzyme in plasma membrane vesicles isolated from NO3 --induced roots. Results are consistent with the idea of an involvement of plasma membrane H+-ATPase in the overall response of roots to NO3 -.

Plasma membrane H+-ATPase in maize roots induced for NO3- uptake

SANTI, Simonetta;PINTON, Roberto;
1995-01-01

Abstract

Plasma membrane H+-ATPase was studied in maize (Zea mays L.) roots induced for NO3 - uptake. Membrane vesicles were isolated by means of Suc density gradient from roots exposed for 24 h either to 1.5 mM NO3 - or 1.5 mM SO4 -. The two populations of vesicles had similar composition as shown by diagnostic inhibitors of membrane-associated ATPases. However, both ATP-dependent intravesicular H+ accumulation and ATP hydrolysis were considerably enhanced (60-100%) in vesicles isolated from NO3 --induced roots. Km, for Mg:ATP and pH dependency were not influenced by NO3 - treatment of the roots. ATP hydrolysis in plasma membrane vesicles for both control and NO3 --induced roots was not affected by 10 to 150 mM NO3 - or Cl-. On the other hand, kinetics of NO3 -- or Cl--stimulated ATP-dependent intravesicular H+ accumulation were modified in plasma membrane vesicles isolated from NO3 --induced roots, Immunoassays carried out with polyclonal antibodies against plasma membrane H+-ATPase revealed an increased steady-state level of the enzyme in plasma membrane vesicles isolated from NO3 --induced roots. Results are consistent with the idea of an involvement of plasma membrane H+-ATPase in the overall response of roots to NO3 -.
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