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Biokhimiia. 1979 May;44(5):897-902.

[Temperature-dependent changes in the profile of the sarcoplasmic reticulum membrane hydrophobic zones].

[Article in Russian]


The dependence of the state of the hydrophobic zone of rabbit sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) membranes on temperature of the membrane fragment suspension before rapid freezing was studied by the freeze fracturing technique. It was shown that within the temperature range of--15-- +37 degrees C the amount of intramembrane particles and their distribution in the membrane plane and between their convex and concave surfaces do not practically depend on the temperature of the SR membrane suspension. This is indicative of the lack of correlation between the physical state of the phospholipid matrix (gel -- liquid crystal) before freezing and the nature of the profile of the membrane hydrophobic zone revealed after fracturing. The disturbances in the protein -- lipid interactions in the membrane under the effects of mersalyl or aqueous solutions of diethyl ester followed by complete inactivation of Ca2+-dependent ATPase lead to a decrease in the amount of intramembrane particles, which is especially well-pronounced at 37 degrees and -15 degrees C.

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