DIDS (4,4'-diisothiocyanatostilbene-2,2'-disulfonic acid) inhibits an early step of protein translocation across the mammalian ER membrane.

Protein translocation across the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane of yeast can be inhibited by agents believed to specifically affect the transport of ATP through the membrane (Mayinger, P. and Meyer, D.I. (1993) EMBO J. 12, 659-666), suggesting the involvement of a translocation component in the lumen of the ER that binds ATP. We demonstrate that one of… CONTINUE READING