Proton potential-dependent polyamine transport by vacuolar membrane vesicles of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.


Vacuolar membrane vesicles of Saccharomyces cerevisiae accumulated spermine and spermidine in the presence of ATP, not in the presence of ADP. Spermine and spermidine transport at pH 7.4 showed saturation kinetics with Km values of 0.2 mM and 0.7 mM, respectively. Spermine uptake was competitively inhibited by spermidine and putrescine, but was not affected… (More)