Nicotinic postsynaptic membranes from Torpedo: sidedness, permeability to macromolecules, and topography of major polypeptides

Experiments were conducted to examine the topographic arrangement of the polypeptides of the acetylcholine receptor (AcChR) and the nonreceptor Mr 43,000 protein in postsynaptic membranes isolated from Torpedo electric organ. When examined by electron microscopy, greater than 85% of vesicles were not permeable to ferritin or lactoperoxidase (LPO). Exposure… CONTINUE READING