Mechanism and energetics of dipeptide transport in membrane vesicles of Lactococcus lactis.

Alanyl-alpha-glutamate transport has been studied in Lactococcus lactis ML3 cells and in membrane vesicles fused with liposomes containing beefheart cytochrome c oxidase as a proton-motive-force-generating system. The uptake of Ala-Glu observed in de-energized cells can be stimulated 26-fold upon addition of lactose. No intracellular dipeptide pool could be… CONTINUE READING