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Beef heart mitochondrial ATPase (F1) exhibited a single binding site for Pi. The interaction with Pi was reversible, partially dependent on the presence of divalent metal ions, and characterized by a dissociation constant at pH 7.5 of 80 micronM. A variety of substances known to influence oxidative phosphorylation or the activity of the soluble ATPase (F1)(More)
INTRODUCTION A novel in vitro system was developed to measure O₂ consumption by murine tissues over several hours. METHODS Tissue specimens (7-35 mg) excised from male Balb/c mice were immediately immersed in ice-cold Krebs-Henseleit buffer, saturated with 95% O₂:5% CO₂. The specimens were incubated at 37 °C in the buffer, continuously gassed with O₂:CO₂(More)
Accurate measurements of dissolved O(2) as a function of time have numerous chemical and biological applications. The Pd (II) complex of meso-tetra-(4-sulfonatophenyl)-tetrabenzoporphyrin (Pd phosphor) was used for this purpose. Detection is based on the principle that the phosphorescence of this oxygen probe is inversely related to dissolved O(2) (O(2)(More)
Doxorubicin executes apoptosis, a process known to produce leakage of cytochrome c and opening of the mitochondrial permeability transition pores. To define the loss of mitochondrial function by apoptosis, we monitored cellular respiration during continuous exposure to doxorubicin. A phosphorescence analyzer capable of stable measurements over at least 5 h(More)