Learn More
The subcellular distribution of fumarase was investigated in the liver of various animals and in several tissues of the rat. In the rat liver, fumarase was predominantly located in the cytosolic and mitochondrial fractions, but not in the peroxisomal fraction. The amount of fumarase associated with the microsomes was less than 5% of the total enzyme(More)
By use of anti-cytosolic fumarase antibody, a cDNA clone was isolated from a rat liver cDNA library in the expression vector lambda gt11 and in the pBR 322 vector. A clone with an insert of about 1.7 kilobases was isolated. Nucleotide sequence analysis of the insert revealed that the cDNA contained a 5'-noncoding region of 25 nucleotides, the coding region(More)
The mechanism of import of proteins into mitochondria was studied by using the peptide of the presequence of ornithine aminotransferase (the extrapeptide), which was chemically synthesized and is composed of 34 amino acids. When the extrapeptide was incubated with isolated mitochondria in the presence of a rabbit reticulocyte lysate at 25 degrees C, it was(More)
The localization of creatine kinase (CK) M in canine myocardium was immunocytochemically studied by a direct immunoperoxidase method. Specific antiserum against CK-M was produced in rabbits immunized with canine CK-MM. An anti-CK-M Fab'-horseradish peroxidase conjugate was prepared by the maleimide method. Frozen sections prepared from fixed canine(More)
A cytosolic factor required for import of the precursor of mitochondrial protein into mitochondria was purified to homogeneity from a rabbit reticulocyte lysate by affinity column chromatography using a synthetic peptide containing the presequence of ornithine amino-transferase as a ligand. The molecular mass of the purified protein was estimated as 28 kDa(More)
Rat liver contains two isozymes of fumarase, mitochondrial and cytosolic enzymes. Recently, we suggested that the precursors of both isozymes might be synthesized by one species of mRNA [Suzuki, T., Sato, M., Yoshida, T. & Tuboi, S. (1989) J. Biol. Chem. 264, 2581-2586]. To examine this possibility, we have isolated and characterized rat genomic clones for(More)
Porin, an intrinsic protein of outer mitochondrial membranes of rat liver, was synthesized in vitro in a cell-free in a cell-free translation system with rat liver RNA. The apparent molecular mass of porin synthesized in vitro was the same as that of its mature form (34 kDa). This porin was post-translationally integrated into the outer membrane of rat(More)
The receptor protein for the mitochondrial protein precursor synthesized in the cytosol was extensively purified from the mitochondrial membrane fraction by affinity column chromatography using a synthetic peptide containing the extrapeptide of ornithine aminotransferase as a ligand. The purified fraction contained two major proteins with molecular masses(More)
A protein having a molecular mass of 52 kDa was purified to homogeneity from solubilized mitochondrial membrane proteins by affinity column chromatography using the synthetic presequence of ornithine aminotransferase (OAT) as the ligand. This 52 kDa protein was specifically bound to the affinity column and eluted with 1 mM OAT-presequence, indicating that(More)