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Chitin catabolism by the marine bacterium Vibrio furnissii involves many genes and proteins, including two unique periplasmic hydrolases, a chitodextrinase and a beta-N-acetylglucosaminidase (Keyhani, N. O. , and Roseman, S. (1996) J. Biol. Chem. 271, 33414-33424 and 33425-33432). A specific chitoporin in the outer membrane may be required for these(More)
Regulation of cytosolic free Ca2+ in the physiologically relevant submicromolar range was measured in isolated intact bovine rod outer segments (ROS) with the intracellular Ca(2+)-indicating dye fluo-3. Changes in free Ca2+ were compared with changes in total Ca2+ measured with 45Ca fluxes and a good qualitative correlation was observed. Ca2+ homeostasis in(More)
Regulation of free cytosolic Ca2+ concentration in the rod outer segments (ROS) isolated from bovine retinas was examined with the fluorescent Ca(2+)-indicating dye fluo-3. In situ calibration of cytosolic fluo-3 was done in the presence of the Ca2+ ionophore A23187 and yielded a dissociation constant of 500 nM for the Ca(2+)-fluo-3 complex. Ca2+ influx in(More)
The facilitated diffusion glucose transporter in the plasma membrane of intact outer segments isolated from bovine retinal rods (ROS) was characterized by measurements of: (1) 14C-labeled 3-O-methylglucose fluxes; and (2) glucose-sensitive binding of 3H-labeled cytochalasin B to ROS membranes. Inhibition of 3-O-methylglucose influx into ROS, inhibition of(More)
Glucose transport across the plasma membrane of isolated bovine rod outer segments (ROS) was measured by uptake of 14C-labeled 3-O-methylglucose and 2-deoxyglucose and was inferred from deenergization of ROS with 2-deoxyglucose. Glucose transport was mediated by a facilitated diffusion glucose transporter that equilibrated external and internal free hexose(More)
In the antral follicle phase, several layers of cumulus cells surround the oocyte and play an important support and regulation role in oocyte development and maturation via intercellular communications and interactions between oocytes and cumulus cells. However, information on stage specific gene expression in swine during the phase is not well understood.(More)
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