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The concerted synthesis of phospholipids derived from serine involving two microsomal enzymes (phosphatidylserine synthase and phosphatidylethanolamine N-methyltransferase) and a mitochondrial one (phosphatidylserine decarboxylase) occurs in reconstituted cell-free systems. Subfractionation of crude mitochondria after swelling and separating on a sucrose(More)
Two membrane fractions of intermediate density between inner and outer mitochondrial membranes were isolated by density gradient centrifugation from osmotically lysed mitochondria and mitoplasts of liver. These fractions were characterized by the presence of both monamine oxidase and cytochrome c oxidase activities and bound hexokinase. 1) The content of(More)
The synthesis, translocation, and decarboxylation of phosphatidylserine can occur in a cell-free system (Voelker, D. R. (1989) J. Biol. Chem. 264, 8019-8025). We made use of the spatial separation of the site of biosynthesis and the site of decarboxylation of phosphatidylserine to demonstrate that mitochondrial contact sites are intimately involved in the(More)
Although the dependence of mitochondrial structure and function on thyroid hormone status is well established, several attempts to demonstrate a direct pathway of T3 action on mitochondria have been made during the last decade without being firmly conclusive. In this study, we present evidence firstly for the presence of specific binding sites for [125I]-T3(More)
Mitochondrial dolichyl-phosphate mannose synthase has been purified to homogeneity using an original procedure, reconstitution into specific phospholipid vesicles and sedimentation on a sucrose gradient as final step. The enzyme has an apparent molecular mass of 30 kDa on an SDS/polyacrylamide gel. Increased enzyme activity could be correlated with this(More)
The distribution of sialic acid-containing glycoproteins was investigated in highly purified mitochondrial membranes using labeled Sambucus nigra agglutinin as a detection system. Two sialylated glycoproteins were shown to be true components of the mitochondrial outer membrane. Relative to monoamine oxidase activity, these glycoproteins were found to be(More)
We previously demonstrated that the translocation of phospholipids between the mitochondrion and the endoplasmic reticulum occurs via highly specialized membrane microdomains of both organelles that are in situ closely associated. As understanding of the interactions between both organelles requires characterization of the translocation sites organization,(More)
An unusually small (8 kD) protein (p8MTCP-1) is coded by the putative oncogene MTCP-1 (also called c6.1B), involved in the translocation t(X;14)(q28;q11) associated with some mature T-cell proliferations. Here, we show by subcellular fractionation and by confocal microscopy that this protein is located in the mitochondria. This localization orientates(More)
Two mitochondrial contact site-enriched fractions were further characterized by freeze-fracture electron microscopy. Examination of the replicas revealed that these two fractions are in the form of vesicles with membrane sheets attached to the vesicles. The physical state of these fractions has been investigated by means of steady-state fluorescence(More)
Human mitochondria were isolated from placenta by a combination of differential and Percoll gradient centrifugation, resulting in a highly pure and intact preparation as assessed by marker enzyme analysis and electron microscopy. The advantages over previous methods are the rapidity of the procedure and the excellent resolution of mitochondria and(More)