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J Bioenerg Biomembr. 1995 Feb;27(1):117-25.

Content and binding characteristics of the mitochondrial ATPase inhibitor, IF1, in the tissues of several slow and fast heart-rate homeothermic species and in two poikilotherms.

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Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Ohio 45267-0575, USA.

Abstract

We determined the IF1 contents of pig, rabbit, rat, mouse, guinea pig, pigeon, turtle, and frog heart mitochondria and the effects of varying ionic strength upon the IF1-mediated inhibition of the ATPase activity of IF1-depleted rabbit heart mitochondrial particles (RHMP) by IF1-containing extracts from these same eight species. The IF1 binding experiments were run at both species-endogenous IF1 levels and at an IF1 level normalized to that present in rabbit heart mitochondria. When species-endogenous levels of rabbit heart IF1 or either species-endogenous or normalized levels of pig heart IF1 were incubated with RHMP over a range of KCl concentrations, increasing the [KCl] to 150 mM had relatively little effect on IF1-mediated ATPase inhibition. When either species-endogenous or normalized levels of guinea pig, pigeon, turtle, or frog heart IF1 were incubated with RHMP under the same conditions, increasing [KCl] to 150 mM nearly completely blocked IF1-mediated ATPase inhibition. While species-endogenous levels of rat and mouse heart IF1 inhibited the ATPase activity of RHMP virtually not at all at any [KCl] examined, normalized levels of rat and mouse IF1 inhibited the ATPase activity of RHMP to the same extents as species-endogenous levels of pig and rabbit heart IF1, respectively, in the presence of increasing [KCl]. These experiments suggest that, while pig and rabbit heart mitochondria contain a full complement of higher-affinity IF1, pigeon, guinea pig, turtle, and frog heart mitochondria cell contain essentially a full complement of a lower-affinity form of IF1.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS).

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