Activity and inhibitor sensitivity of ATPases in the hydrothermal vent tubeworm Riftia pachyptila : a comparative approach

@article{Goffredi2001ActivityAI,
  title={Activity and inhibitor sensitivity of ATPases in the hydrothermal vent tubeworm Riftia pachyptila : a comparative approach},
  author={Shana K Goffredi and James J. Childress},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={138},
  pages={259-265}
}
Abstract Phosphorylated ATPases may be involved in the effective pH regulation seen in the hydrothermal vent tubeworm Riftia pachyptila. R. pachyptila appears not only to have a large concentration of ATPases, but the main function of these ATPases seems to have shifted from other types of transport, such as Na+ and K+ movement, to the facilitation of H+ elimination. Plume and trophosome ATPase activity for R. pachyptila measured 646.2 ± 29.5 and 481.4 ± 32.0 μmol Pi (inorganic phosphate) g−1… Expand
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