Lorna A. Skiera

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Lysed guard-cell protoplasts of Vicia faba L. exhibited hydrolytic activity characteristic of tonoplast inorganic pyrophosphatase (V-PPase; EC 3.6.1.1). Activity was inhibited by the specific V-PPase inhibitor aminomethylenediphosphonate, stimulated by K+ (K m = 51 mM) and inhibited by Ca2+ (80 nM free Ca2+ was required for 50% inhibition at 0.27 mM free(More)
The H(+)-translocating inorganic pyrophosphatase (H(+)-PPase) associated with vesicles of the vacuolar membrane (tonoplast) isolated from beet (Beta vulgaris L.) is subject to direct inhibition by Ca(2+) and a number of other divalent cations (Co(2+), Mn(2+), Zn(2+)). By contrast, the H(+)-translocating ATPase (H(+)-ATPase) located on the same membrane is(More)
To investigate the possible role of basic residues in H+ translocation through vacuolar-type H+-pumping pyrophosphatases (V-PPases), conserved arginine and lysine residues predicted to reside within or close to transmembrane domains of an Arabidopsis thaliana V-PPase (AVP1) were subjected to site-directed mutagenesis. One of these mutants (K461A) exhibited(More)
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