R. Brian Beechey

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Periodate-oxidized ATP (o-ATP) was prepared as an affinity label of nucleotide binding sites on the chloroform-released ox heart mitochondrial ATPase. In the presence of MgSO4, o-ATP is a substrate for the ATPase. It can act as a reversible, competitive inhibitor of ATPase activity and can also induce an irreversible inhibition of ATPase activity. In(More)
This study describes a simple and rapid method for the preparation of brush-border membrane vesicles from intestinal biopsies. The specific activities of sucrase, amino peptidase N, and alkaline phosphatase in these vesicles were the same as those in vesicles prepared from intestinal segments. The vesicles from all the regions of the small intestine can(More)
The properties of a peptide-transport system in rabbit enterocyte basolateral membrane were examined with glycyl-L-proline as the substrate. Basolateral-membrane vesicles prepared from rabbit proximal intestine were characterized in terms of both purity and orientation. Marker-enzyme assays show that the basolateral-membrane marker, ouabain-sensitive(More)
The Na(+)-dependent D-glucose symporter has been shown to be located on the basolateral domain of the plasma membrane of ovine parotid acinar cells. This is in contrast to the apical location of this transporter in the ovine enterocyte. The amino acid sequences of these two proteins have been determined. They are identical. The results indicated that the(More)
1. The oxidation of l-3-glycerophosphate by flight-muscle mitochondria isolated from the flesh fly Sarcophaga barbata has been studied. Use of substrate analogues indicates that the catalytic and effector l-3-glycerophosphate binding sites on the allosteric l-3-glycerophosphate-flavoprotein oxidoreductase differ markedly in specificity. 2. The(More)
The transport of phosphate in intestinal brush-border membrane and parotid basolateral membrane vesicles isolated from sheep maintained on high and low phosphate diets have been studied. The mechanism of the transport of phosphate in the intestine is via a proton symporter whilst in the parotid gland it is effected by a Na+ coupled transporter. In sheep fed(More)
Inorganic orthophosphate (Pi) transport, using 32P-labelled orthophosphate as tracer, by lactating rat mammary tissue has been examined using both tissue explants and the intact perfused gland. Pi uptake was predominantly via a Na+ -dependent pathway. Li+, however, unlike choline, was able to partially substitute for Na+. In addition, Pi release from tissue(More)
The pyruvate carrier from castor bean mitochondria has been solubilized with Triton X-114 and partially purified using hydroxyapatite column chromatography. SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of the hydroxyapatite-eluate showed that there were 6 major protein bands of Mr, 74kDa, 66kDa, 34kDa, 32kDa, 30kDa 12kDa. When the eluate was reconstituted into(More)