Separation of two populations of endocytic vesicles involved in receptor-ligand sorting in rat hepatocytes.

Rat hepatocytes incubated in high K+ buffer (all Na+ is replaced by K+) internalize glycoproteins bearing terminal galactose moieties but are not able to deliver them to lysosomes (Baenziger, J. U., and Fiete, D. (1982) J. Biol. Chem. 257, 6007-6009). Instead, internalized ligand accumulates in a prelysosomal compartment(s) with a density similar to that of… CONTINUE READING