Wild-type and mutant vacuolar membranes support pH-dependent reassembly of the yeast vacuolar H+-ATPase in vitro.


Treatment of the yeast vacuolar proton-translocating ATPase (H+-ATPase) with 300 mM KI in the presence of 5 mM MgATP results in a 90% inhibition of ATPase activity accompanied by removal of at least five of the peripheral subunits of the enzyme from the membrane. Functional reassembly of the enzyme, as indicated by reattachment of the peripheral subunits… (More)