Kinetics of mitochondrial calcium transport. II. A kinetic description of the sodium-dependent calcium efflux mechanism of liver mitochondria and inhibition by ruthenium red and by tetraphenylphosphonium.
Sodium-dependent calcium efflux from rat liver mitochondria has been studied as a function of mitochondrial calcium loads (2 to 40 nmol/mg) and extramitochondrial sodium concentrations (5 to 40 mM). The resulting data can be fit to a terreactant model which exhibits simultaneous kinetics (i.e. both sodium and calcium must be bound simultaneously for… (More)