Partial purification and reconstitution of the aspartate transport system from Halobacterium halobium.

Membrane vesicles of Halobacterium halobium R1Wrm bind to an aspartic acid-agarose affinity column. After disruption of the bound vesicles by low ionic strength, a protein fraction is eluted from the column with 2.5% cholate in 3 M NaCl. When this fraction is reconstituted with soybean lipids to form proteoliposomes, the proteoliposomes exhibit active… CONTINUE READING