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Exocytic activation of gastric parietal cells represents a massive transformation. We studied a step in this process, homotypic fusion of H,K-ATPase-containing tubulovesicles, using R18 dequenching. Ca(2+) and Mg(2+)/ATP each caused dramatic dequenching, reflecting a change in R18 distribution from 5% to 65-90% of the assay's membranes in 2.5 min. These(More)
Stimulation of gastric parietal cells results in exocytic recruitment of the proton pump (H(+),K(+)-ATPase) from a pool of intracellular membranes (tubulovesicles) to the apical plasma membrane. We have previously reconstituted a step in this process, the homotypic fusion of tubulovesicles, and shown that they also fuse with liposomes in a protein-dependent(More)
We investigated the antibody response in women with postpartum fever from whom Ureaplasma urealyticum had been isolated from the bloodstream. Acute- and convalescent-phase sera were tested for immunoglobulin G to the polypeptides of five serovars (1, 2, 3, 4, and 8), representing the two genomic clusters of U. urealyticum, by the immunoblotting (Western)(More)
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