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Folia Microbiol (Praha). 1978;23(4):286-91.

Stimulation of amino acid transport in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by metabolic inhibitors.


Inhibitors of energy metabolism (3-chlorophenylhydrazonomalononitrile, antimycin A, iodoacetamide, dicyclohexylcarbodiimide) but not of transport (uranyl ions) stimulate at low concentrations the uptake of L-leucine, L-glutamic acid, L-arginine and, to a lesser degree, of 2-aminoisobutyric acid in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The effect is apparent only after augmenting the energy reserves of cells by preincubation with D-glucose or, more strikingly, with ethanol. It is absent in a mutant (op1) lacking the translocation system for ADP--ATP in mitochondria. The presence of two different energy reserves for amino acid transport is indicated (one in energy-poor, the other in energy-rich cells). The stimulating effect appears to be caused by a retarded degradation of the transport proteins as occurs at a lowered level of mitochondria-produced ATP.

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