The fluidity of basolateral and canalicular rat liver plasma membranes was compared with respect to their response to the membrane perturbants ethanol and calcium. The relation between membrane fluidity and taurocholate transport, a liver plasma membrane function mediated by carrier proteins, was also examined. Membrane fluidity was measured by fluorescence polarization using 1,6-diphenyl-1,3,5-hexatriene as a probe. Uptake of [3H]taurocholate into basolateral rat liver plasma membrane and canalicular rat liver plasma membrane vesicles was measured by a rapid Millipore filtration technique. Anisotropy values were found to be significantly lower for the basolateral rat liver plasma membrane (0.2287 +/- 0.0014) than for the canalicular rat liver plasma membrane (0.2612 +/- 0.0012), indicating that basolateral rat liver plasma membranes are more fluid than canalicular rat liver plasma membranes. Ethanol produced a concentration-dependent effect on lipid fluidity and inhibition of taurocholate ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Characterization of apical and basolateral plasma membrane domains derived from cultured rat cholangiocytes. AU - Tietz, Pamela. AU - Levine, Susan. AU - Holman, Ralph. AU - Fretham, Chris. AU - La Russo, Nicholas F. PY - 1997/12/15. Y1 - 1997/12/15. N2 - Cholangiocytes, the epithelial cells that line intrahepatic bile ducts, are composed of plasma membranes with discrete apical (lumenal) and basolateral domains that contain different channels, transporters, and receptors. In recent work, we developed a long-term, primary culture system of normal rat cholangiocytes (NRC). Our aims here were to prepare and characterize apical and basolateral plasma membrane vesicles from NRC. Using serial isopycnic centrifugation on sucrose gradients, we generated separate apical and basolateral plasma membrane vesicles. We characterized these vesicles by transmission electron microscopy, specific marker enzyme assays, and immunoblotting; we also determined the percentage of sealed vesicles and ...
Al, hamdani M.; Atkinson, M E.; and Mayhew, T M., "Changes in the plasma membrane surface of lymphocytes stimulated in vivo with dncb." (1979). Subject Strain Bibliography 1979. 2522 ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Loss of cytoskeletal support is not sufficient for anoxic plasma membrane disruption in renal cells. AU - Chen, Jing. AU - Dai, Jianwu. AU - Grant, Roberta L.. AU - Doctor, R. Brian. AU - Sheetz, Michael. AU - Mandel, Lazaro J.. PY - 1997/5/21. Y1 - 1997/5/21. N2 - The goal of this study was to determine whether anoxic membrane disruption is initiated by loss of cytoskeletal support in rabbit renal proximal tubules (PT). We specifically tested 1) whether cytoskeletal perturbation affects membrane integrity under normoxia, 2) whether cytoskeletal perturbation potentiates anoxic membrane damage, and 3) whether the membrane protection by glycine depends on cytoskeletal integrity. Cytoskeletal perturbation was achieved with 10 μM cytochalasin D (CD) because it selectively disturbs F-actin organization and has similar effects as anoxia on the cytoskeleton of PT. During normoxia, CD caused decreased basal F-actin content, microvillar breakdown, and membrane-cytoskeleton dissociation, ...
BackgroundIngestion of the lectins present in certain improperly cooked vegetables can result in acute GI tract distress, but the mechanism of toxicity is unknown. In vivo, gut epithelial cells are constantly exposed to mechanical and other stresses and consequently individual cells frequently experience plasma membrane disruptions. Repair of these cell surface disruptions allows the wounded cell to survive: failure results in necrotic cell death. Plasma membrane repair is mediated, in part, by an exocytotic event that adds a patch of internal membrane to the defect site. Lectins are known to inhibit exocytosis. We therefore tested the novel hypothesis that lectin toxicity is due to an inhibitory effect on plasma membrane repair.Methods and FindingsRepair of plasma membrane disruptions and exocytosis of mucus was assessed after treatment of cultured cell models and excised segments of the GI tract with lectins. Plasma membrane disruptions were produced by focal irradiation of individual cells, using a
1. A liver canalicular plasma-membrane fraction enriched 115-155-fold in five marker enzymes relative to the tissue homogenate was obtained by sonication of liver plasma membranes followed by fractionation in iso-osmotic Nycodenz gradients. 2. Two lateral-plasma membrane fractions were also collected by this procedure; the lighter-density fraction was still associated with canalicular membranes, as assessed by enzymic and polypeptide analysis. 3. The polypeptide composition of the domain-defined plasma-membrane fractions was evaluated. It was demonstrated by immunoblotting that the 41 kDa alpha-subunit of the inhibitory G-protein, associated in high relative amounts with canalicular plasma-membrane fractions, was partially lost in the last stage of purification; however, this subunit was retained by lateral plasma membranes. 4. Antibodies to the proteins of bile-canalicular vesicles were shown to localize to the hepatocyte surface in thin liver sections examined by immunofluorescent and ...
Cell-free studies have demonstrated how collective action of actin-associated proteins can organize actin filaments into dynamic patterns, such as vortices, asters and stars. Using complementary microscopic techniques, we here show evidence of such self-organization of the actin cortex in living HeLa cells. During cell adhesion, an active multistage process naturally leads to pattern transitions from actin vortices over stars into asters. This process is primarily driven by Arp2/3 complex nucleation, but not by myosin motors, which is in contrast to what has been theoretically predicted and observed in vitro. Concomitant measurements of mechanics and plasma membrane fluidity demonstrate that changes in actin patterning alter membrane architecture but occur functionally independent of macroscopic cortex elasticity. Consequently, tuning the activity of the Arp2/3 complex to alter filament assembly may thus be a mechanism allowing cells to adjust their membrane architecture without affecting their
Plasma membrane-derived vesicles (PMVs) are released into circulation in response to normal and stress/pathogenic conditions. They are of tremendous significance for the prediction, diagnosis, and observation of the therapeutic success of many diseases. Knowledge of their molecular characteristics and therefore functional properties would contribute to a better understanding of the pathological mechanisms leading to various diseases in which their levels are raised. The review aims at outlining and discussing the molecular characteristics of PMVs in order to bring to the fore some aspects/characteristics of PMVs that will assist the scientific community to properly understand the role of PMVs in various physiological and pathological processes. The review covers PMVs characterisation and discusses how distinct they are from exosomes and endosomes. Also, methods of PMVs analysis, importance of proper PMV level estimation/characterisation, PMVs and their constituents as well as their therapeutic
New mass spectrometric methodology was employed to characterise the molecular raft lipid composition of TCR signalling plasma membrane domains. These T cell plasma membrane domains were immunoisolated as native (not detergent-treated) plasma membrane fragments [49] using TCR-activating magnetic beads which were conjugated to Jurkat T leukemic cells. These conjugates were homogenised mechanically and native Jurkat plasma membrane fragments bound to the magnetic beads were isolated. The molecular lipid composition of these T cell plasma membrane fragments was quantitatively charted using a mass spectrometry program developed for comprehensive characterisation of membrane lipidomes [50, 51]. Comparison of the molecular lipid composition of these isolated TCR signalling plasma membrane domains with that of immunoisolated control plasma membrane fragments provided the first direct evidence for a lateral segregation of specific molecular lipid species into plasma membrane domains [26].. TCR signalling ...
Plasma membrane-derived vesicles (PMVs) are released into circulation in response to normal and stress/pathogenic conditions. They are of tremendous significance for the prediction, diagnosis, and observation of the therapeutic success of many diseases. Knowledge of their molecular characteristics and therefore
Cell membranes are structured so that molecules can pass in and out of the cell across them. While both plant and animal cells have membranes, plant...
Cell membranes are structures of contradictions. These oily films are hundreds of times thinner than a strand of spider silk, yet strong enough to protect the delicate contents of life: the cells watery cytoplasm, genetic material, organelles, and all the molecules it needs to survive. How does the membrane work, and where does that strength come from? Nazzy Pakpour investigates ...
The distribution of [3H]leukotriene D4 [( 3H]LTD4) receptors in subcellular membrane fractions obtained from sheep tracheal smooth muscle was studied. Using differential centrifugation and discontinuous sucrose density gradient centrifugation, the subcellular membranes were separated into six fractions. The [3H]LTD4 receptor distribution profile in these fractions correlated with markers for the plasma membrane (5-nucleotidase and alkaline phosphodiesterase) and did not correlate with markers for the mitochondria (cytochrome c oxidase and succinate-dependent cytochrome c reductase). The dissociation constant (Kd) and maximum number of binding sites (Bmax) for [3H]LTD4 binding to the receptors in the crude mixture of membranes (PII) were 0.38 +/- 0.2 nM and 77 +/- 14 fmol/mg of protein, respectively. The Kd and Bmax of [3H]LTD4 binding to the receptors in the plasma membrane-enriched fraction (FII) were 0.40 +/- 0.2 nM and 268 +/- 46 fmol/mg of protein, respectively. The specificity profile of ...
Plasma membrane-enriched fractions were isolated from human gliomas and brain white matter. These membrane fractions were characterized by electron microscopy and by the distribution of the membrane...
Norma Andrews (UMCP) 1: Mechanisms of Plasma Membrane Repair Dr. Norma Andrews overviews the mechanisms of cellular plasma membrane repair. Part 1: Mechanisms of Plasma Membrane Repair: Norma Andrews overviews the
In this study, we identified a novel domain, the EFC domain, which is related to the BAR domain. Half of the EFC domain was previously characterized as an FCH domain, but an additional sequence is required for interaction with the membrane. Our results provide the first evidence that the EFC domain of FBP17 directly binds to the membrane and deforms protein-free liposomes into tubules. Moreover, the EFC domains of other PCH family proteins, such as CIP4, FER, PSTPIP1, and PSTPIP2, also strongly bind to and tubulate liposomes (Figs. 3 and 4). Conservation of both amino acid sequence and function indicate that the EFC domain is a membrane tubulation module that is dependent on lipid binding.. The SH3 domain of FBP17 and that of other EFC domain-containing proteins bind to dynamin-2 and N-WASP. Dimerized FBP17 recruited N-WASP and dynamin-2 simultaneously (Figs. 7 and 8). N-WASP and dynamin preferentially bind to PI(4,5)P2 (Ho et al., 2004; Praefcke and McMahon, 2004). The EFC domain of FBP17 binds ...
The signals that direct membrane proteins to the apical or basolateral plasma membrane domains of polarized epithelial cells are not known. Several of the class of proteins anchored in the membrane by glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol (GPI) are expressed on the apical surface of such cells. However, it is not known whether the mechanism of membrane anchorage or the polypeptide sequence provides the sorting information. The conversion of the normally basolateral vesicular stomatitis virus glycoprotein (VSV G) to a GPI-anchored protein led to its apical expression. Conversely, replacement of the GPI anchor of placental alkaline phosphatase with the transmembrane and cytoplasmic domains of VSV G shifted its expression from the apical to the basolateral surface. Thus, the mechanism of membrane anchorage can determine the sorting of proteins to the apical or basolateral surface, and the GPI anchor itself may provide an apical transport signal. ...
Voltage-gated K+ (Kv) channels play a key role in establishing the resting membrane potential, shaping action potential repolarization and regulating spike frequency in many cell types. These channels often target specific plasma membrane regions where they probably assemble into signaling complexes. However, in most cases little is known about the mechanisms responsible for this localization, even though the modulation of voltage-gated ion channel surface expression and localization probably represents a central mechanism in the regulation of cellular excitability. Given the central role that the Kv2.1 delayed rectifier plays in neurons (Du et al., 2000; Misonou et al., 2005b), the heart (Nerbonne, 2000), pancreatic β cells (Tamarina et al., 2005) and vascular smooth muscle (Coppock et al., 2001), a greater understanding of the mechanisms regulating its surface localization is essential.. As originally noted by Trimmer and colleagues (Scannevin et al., 1996), Kv2.1 is expressed primarily in ...
The production of external membrane vesicles by Gram-negative bacteria has been well documented; however, the mechanism behind the biogenesis of these vesicles remains unclear. have led to several different models describing how Gram-negative bacteria produce OMVs. Data showing that OMV lipids differ from the lipids of the OM, such as the aforementioned statement on OMVs, have led to a model in which membrane curvature is definitely induced from the build up of LPS molecules with atypical constructions or costs. LPS is the major constituent of the outer leaflet of the OM of most Gram-negative bacteria. The LPS molecules themselves are not homogeneous; the space and content material of the polysaccharide chain varies among the different molecules. It is proposed that subsets of these molecules may gather in patches along the OM, inducing higher BIIB021 examples of membrane curvature at particular locations, either due to charge repulsion [22] or their molecular shape [23]. A second, but not ...
The function of any given biological membrane is determined largely by the specific set of integral membrane proteins embedded in it, and the peripheral membrane proteins attached to the membrane surface. The activity of these proteins, in turn, can be modulated by the phospholipid composition of the membrane. The reconstitution of membrane proteins into a model membrane allows investigation of individual features and activities of a given cell membrane component. However, the activity of membrane proteins is often difficult to sustain following reconstitution, since the composition of the model phospholipid bilayer differs from that of the native cell membrane. This review will discuss the reconstitution of membrane protein activities in four different types of model membrane - monolayers, supported lipid bilayers, liposomes and nanodiscs, comparing their advantages in membrane protein reconstitution. Variation in the surrounding model environments for these four different types of membrane layer can
The function of any given biological membrane is determined largely by the specific set of integral membrane proteins embedded in it, and the peripheral membrane proteins attached to the membrane surface. The activity of these proteins, in turn, can be modulated by the phospholipid composition of the membrane. The reconstitution of membrane proteins into a model membrane allows investigation of individual features and activities of a given cell membrane component. However, the activity of membrane proteins is often difficult to sustain following reconstitution, since the composition of the model phospholipid bilayer differs from that of the native cell membrane. This review will discuss the reconstitution of membrane protein activities in four different types of model membrane - monolayers, supported lipid bilayers, liposomes and nanodiscs, comparing their advantages in membrane protein reconstitution. Variation in the surrounding model environments for these four different types of membrane layer can
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The pathological importance of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is now widely accepted. Ex vivo data from synovial cell cultures suggest that direct cell contact between activated T-cells and macrophages may be an important driver of macrophage TNF-alpha production in the RA joint. However, the ligand/receptor pairs driving this cell contact signal remain obscure. One reason for this is that plasma membrane (PM) proteins are resistant to systematic analysis using traditional proteomic approaches. In this chapter we present a method for the enrichment and resolution of PM proteins from murine T-cell hybridomas as a prelude to identification by tandem mass spectrometry. We used cell surface biotinylation, differential centrifugation and subsequent streptavidin affinity capture, followed by solution phase iso-electric focussing and tandem mass spectrometry to identify 75 PM proteins and make semiquantitative comparisons of resting and activated cells. The method is applicable
Introduction. Introduction The cell surface membrane (formerly called the plasma membrane) surrounds the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells. The membrane forms a selectively permeable barrier, controlling the substances that enter and leave the cell and therefore enables the cell to regulate its internal environment. Structure The cell surface membrane is approximately 7.5 nm thick and composed of lipids (mainly phospholipids), proteins and carbohydrates (usually attached to proteins or lipids). (See figure below). THE FLUID MOSAIC MODEL In 1972, Singer and Nicolson put forward the fluid mosaic model of membrane structure in which protein molecules float about in a fluid phospholipid bilayer. The scattered protein molecules resemble a mosaic but, since the phospholipid bilayer is fluid, the proteins form a fluid mosaic pattern. Why fluid mosaic? Fluid - because the protein molecules float about in a fluid phospholipid bilayer. The membrane is held together mainly by hydrophobic interactions between ...
The connection between T cell activation, plasma membrane order and actin filament dynamics was the main focus of this study. Laurdan and di-4-ANEPPDHQ, membrane order sensing probes, were shown to report only on lipid packing rather than being influenced by the presence of membrane-inserted peptides justifying their use in membrane order studies. These dyes were used to follow plasma membrane order in live cells at 37°C. Disrupting actin filaments had a disordering effect while stabilizing actin filaments had an ordering effect on the plasma membrane, indicating there is a basal level of ordered domains in resting cells. Lowering PI(4,5)P2 levels decreased the proportion of ordered domains strongly suggesting that the connection of actin filaments to the plasma membrane is responsible for the maintaining the level of ordered membrane domains. Membrane blebs, which are detached from the underlying actin filaments, contained a low fraction of ordered domains. Aggregation of membrane components ...
Plasma membrane disruption and resealing are common events in several cell types including skeletal muscle. It is known that disruptions in the plasma membrane in dysferlin deficient muscle are due to defects in the plasma membrane repair. Currently there are no therapies for dysferlin deficient patients. Identification of drugs/compounds that facilitate membrane repair in muscle may not only help in reducing cell damage and dysfunction but also improve muscle functions in dysferlin deficient patients. This project will develop a robust, reproducible plasma membrane repair assay that is amenable for automated analysis to test drugs that facilitate membrane repair in dysferlin-deficient muscle cells.. ...
The exocyst is a protein complex that has been found to be essential for exocytosis underlying neurite outgrowth (Hsu et al., 2004). Several models have been proposed to explain how the exocyst complex promotes exocytosis, including modulating cytoskeletal activity and tethering vesicles to the plasma membrane. Targeting of the exocyst complex to spatially defined domains, such as growth cones, is expected to be essential for a focused function of the exocyst complex. In this regard, exocyst subunits have been found to associate with various scaffold proteins such as PSD95 and SAP102 that target plasma membrane proteins to specific plasma membrane subdomains (Riefler et al., 2003; Sans et al., 2003) or with plasma membrane receptors, such as the glycine receptor GLYT1 (Cubelos et al., 2005).. In this manuscript, we identify NCAM as a novel binding partner of the exocyst complex. Several studies have shown that NCAM plays an important role in neural development by regulating neurite outgrowth. In ...
One mode of regulation occurs directly at the level of Rho, where activation of Rho causes PM blebbing. This can be mediated by extracellular signals (see the next section) or by intracellular signaling cascades, such as the up-regulation of RhoA in the absence of the tumor suppressor p53 (Gadea et al., 2007). PM blebbing as a result of Rho activation can also occur indirectly via the Rac GTPase, whose activity is tightly balanced with that of Rho (Sander et al., 1999). In one such example, expression of FilGAP suppresses the activity of Rac, leading to cross talk regulation of RhoA and subsequent membrane blebbing (Ohta et al., 2006). Similar events likely explain extensive PM blebbing after overexpression of an effector loop mutant of active Rac1 (Schwartz et al., 1998) or Dictyostelium discoideum RacB (Lee et al., 2003) as well as the complete lack of Rac1 expression (Vidali et al., 2006). As indicated by the potent suppression of PM blebbing by specific inhibitors of ROCK (Table I), ...
In the present study, we identified a critical trafficking determinant in the KCNQ1 channel. Significantly, the structure is the target of several LQT1 associated mutations. The N-terminal location of the trafficking domain was unexpected because previous studies highlighted the C-terminal domain as the key determinant of subunits assembly and processing in the secretory pathway.7,8,25 Indeed, we showed that the deletion of the initial 114 residues, but not the 106 initial residues, abolished plasma membrane expression of the channel. This suggested that residues 106 to 114 may constitute an ER export signal or that the amino acid sequence beyond L114 encodes a retention motif. Studies designed to test these ideas (Figure 7) revealed that these discrete structures do not function as independent, autologous trafficking signals. Indeed, they suggest that the structural integrity of the entire region preceding the first transmembrane domain is essential for proper trafficking of the ...
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Introduction. Transport across plasma membranes In this essay I will discuss and explain the transport across plasma membranes, to do this, I shall refer to osmosis, diffusion, facilitated diffusion, active transport and finally, exocytosis and endocytosis. Like all other cellular membranes, the plasma membrane consists of both lipids and proteins. The fundamental structure of the membrane is the phospholipid bilayer, which forms a stable barrier between two aqueous compartments. In the case of the plasma membrane, these compartments are the inside and the outside of the cell. Proteins embedded within the phospholipid bilayer carry out the specific functions of the plasma membrane, including selective transport of molecules. The diagram opposite shows the fluid The plasma membrane is a selectively permeable barrier between the cell and the extracellular environment. Its permeability properties ensure that essential molecules such as glucose, amino acids, and lipids are able to readily enter the ...
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Endocytosis is a fundamental process in signaling and membrane trafficking. The formation of vesicles at the plasma membrane is mediated by the G protein dynamin that catalyzes the final fission step, the actin cytoskeleton, and proteins that sense or induce membrane curvature. One such protein, the F-BAR domain-containing protein pacsin, contributes to this process and has been shown to induce a spectrum of membrane morphologies, including tubules and tube constrictions in vitro. Full-length pacsin isoform 1 (pacsin-1) has reduced activity compared to its isolated F-BAR domain, implicating an inhibitory role for its C-terminal Src homology 3 (SH3) domain. Here we show that the autoinhibitory, intramolecular interactions in pacsin-1 can be released upon binding to the entire proline-rich domain (PRD) of dynamin-1, resulting in potent membrane deformation activity that is distinct from the isolated F-BAR domain. Most strikingly, we observe the generation of small, homogenous vesicles with the activated
The membrane curvature can regulate the localization of proteins with specific recognition motifs. Amphipathic alpha helices are critical membrane curvature sensors with a large range of proteins included with larger affinity for positively curved membranes through the recognition of curve defects in lipid packing. The membrane curvature dependent measurements, mostly made in vitro, are averaged across liposomes of variant diameter. These measurements reduce the accuracy and make calculation of affinity more difficult ...
Amazing pictures of 5 Pictures Of Animal Cell Membrane is totally great for your biological science knowledge. The image Resolution 640 x 480 px and the image size only 66 kb. Click the thumbnail to see the larger version.. Tagged with: animal cell membrane, animal cell membrane color, animal cell membrane definition, animal cell membrane diagram, animal cell membrane function, .. ...
Monotopic proteins represent a specialized group of membrane proteins in that they are engaged in biochemical events taking place at the membrane interface. In particular, the monotopic lipid-synthesizing enzymes are able to synthesize amphiphilic lipid products by catalyzing two biochemically distinct molecules (substrates) at the membrane interface. Thus, from an evolutionary point of view, anchoring into the membrane interface enables monotopic enzymes to confer sensitivity to a changing environment by regulating their activities in the lipid biosynthetic pathways in order to maintain a certain membrane homeostasis. We are focused on a plant lipid-synthesizing enzyme DGD2 involved in phosphate shortage stress, and analyzed the potentially important lipid anchoring segments of it, by a set of biochemical and biophysical approaches. A mechanism was proposed to explain how DGD2 adjusts its activity to maintain a proper membrane. In addition, a multivariate-based bioinformatics approach was used ...
Plasma membrane(PM) protein accounts for a small fraction of total cellular protein in plants but performs a very critical role in plant physiology. Isolation and purification of PM protein from plant tissues have been traditionally done by sucrose density ultracentrifugation and aqueous two-phase partitioning. These methods, while relatively effective, require ultracentrifugation and large amount of starting material. The procedures are usually tedious and time consuming.To overcome the shortcomings, we have developed this PM isolation kit. Plant tissues are first sensitized by buffer A, homogenized, and pass through a specialized filter cartridge that allows homogenates to pass through with a zigzag path. The cell membranes are ruptured into a range of predefined size during the process. Native plasma membranes are separated from a mixture of un-ruptured cells, nuclei, cytosol and organelles by subsequent differential centrifugation and density centrifugation without using ...
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Physiology and structure of cell membrane depend on the proportion of lipids, proteins and carbohydrates. They change according to the cell type and membrane location. For example, plasma membrane of erythrocytes contain 50 % of lipids, 40 % of proteins and 10 % of carbohydrates. A similar composition is found in most of the plasma membranes of other cell types, with some exceptions. Myelin, cell membrane of glial cells that wraps axons, is composed of 80 % of lipids and 20 % of proteins, and almost no carbohydrates. Intracellular membranes usually show a higher proportion of proteins than plasma membrane. A remarkable example is the inner mitochondrial membrane, where proteins are up to 80 %. Furthermore, lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates are diverse, and membranes do not only differ in the proportion of these three molecular groups, but also in the different types of lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates that are present. Moreover, as mentioned above, membranes are continuously recycled, and ...
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To make use nuclear content doesnt release, you can take out serveral ul cells and stain with trypan blue. Cell with intact plasma membrane will appear as white and nucleas will appear as blue (coz prypan blue can stain nucleas but cannot pass through plasma membrane ...
DC-SIGN cell surface distribution during monocyte-derived DC development. DC-SIGN binding activity was monitored during development of monocyte-derived DCs. As
Cell plasma membrane. Computer model of a lipid bilayer plasma membrane. The membrane consists of a dual layer of phospholipids. Each phospholipid consists of a phosphate group head (blue) and a fatty acid tail (white). The tails are hydrophobic and so face inwards, forming an oily core. The hydrophilic heads form the outer layers. This structure forms spontaneously whenever water is present. The oily core means that only small hydrophobic solutes can pass through it. Other ions and molecules are transported through the membrane in protein channels and transporters. Lipid bilayer membranes are common to all living cells. - Stock Image G460/0160
Membrane Target Systems are quality assured frozen membranes from cells that express recombinant or endogenous receptors. We submit every batch of receptor to stringent quality control testing that includes saturation radioligand binding assay to determine receptor concentration (Bmax) and affinity (Kd). Competition binding assays are performed determine affinity (Ki) against known reference agonists and antagonists. GTPgS data is also provided for some of our Gi coupled receptors.. Membranes are carefully prepared and ready for a variety of HTS applications, including radioligand binding (using either proximity methods, such as FlashPlate, or classical filtration methods). Products are packaged as frozen crude membrane preparations. One assay unit is defined as micrograms of protein, defined by competition binding assay (filtration). A complete product description and recommended protocol are included on the Certificate of Analysis.. Some of our receptors may be restricted for sale in specified ...
Membrane Target Systems are quality assured frozen membranes from cells that express recombinant or endogenous receptors.. We submit every batch of receptor to stringent quality control testing that includes saturation radioligand binding assay to determine receptor concentration (Bmax) and affinity (Kd). Competition binding assays are performed determine affinity (Ki) against known reference agonists and antagonists. GTP?S data is also provided for some of our Gi-coupled receptors.. Membranes are carefully prepared and ready for a variety of HTS applications, including radioligand binding (using either proximitymethods, such as FlashPlate, or classical filtration methods).. Products are packaged as frozen crude membrane preparations. One assay unit is defined as micrograms of protein, defined by competition binding assay (filtration). A complete product description and recommended protocol are included on the Product Information Sheet.. Some of our receptors may be restricted for sale in ...
Membrane Target Systems are quality assured frozen membranes from cells that express recombinant or endogenous receptors. We submit every batch of receptor to stringent quality control testing that includes saturation radioligand binding assay to determine receptor concentration (Bmax) and affinity (Kd). Competition binding assays are performed determine affinity (Ki) against known reference agonists and antagonists. GTPgS data is also provided for some of our Gi coupled receptors.. Membranes are carefully prepared and ready for a variety of HTS applications, including radioligand binding (using either proximity methods, such as FlashPlate, or classical filtration methods). Products are packaged as frozen crude membrane preparations. One assay unit is defined as micrograms of protein, defined by competition binding assay (filtration). A complete product description and recommended protocol are included on the Certificate of Analysis.. Some of our receptors may be restricted for sale in specified ...
Membrane Target Systems are quality assured frozen membranes from cells that express recombinant or endogenous receptors.. We submit every batch of receptor to stringent quality control testing that includes saturation radioligand binding assay to determine receptor concentration (Bmax) and affinity (Kd). Competition binding assays are performed determine affinity (Ki) against known reference agonists and antagonists. GTP?S data is also provided for some of our Gi-coupled receptors.. Membranes are carefully prepared and ready for a variety of HTS applications, including radioligand binding (using either proximitymethods, such as FlashPlate, or classical filtration methods).. Products are packaged as frozen crude membrane preparations. One assay unit is defined as micrograms of protein, defined by competition binding assay (filtration). A complete product description and recommended protocol are included on the Product Information Sheet.. Some of our receptors may be restricted for sale in ...
RxPG] Cell membranes are largely made of proteins, and membrane proteins account for about a third of all genes. Despite their importance, they are devilishly hard to isolate and stabilize, and therefore are hard to study. The problem lies in their structure: membrane proteins have at least one hydrophobic domain, composed of a stretch of water-repelling amino acids, which holds the protein snugly in the lipid membrane. Purifying such a protein in an aqueous medium makes the hydrophobic parts aggregate, destroying the protein s delicate three-dimensional structure and often disrupting its function. The alternative is to extract the protein with a detergent, a two-headed Janus molecule with both hydrophobic and hydrophilic ends. The protein remains surrounded by the hydrophobic ends, while water clusters at the hydrophilic ends, easing the protein out of the membrane and into solution, where it can be studied ...
Background [99mTc]Tilmanocept, a book CD206 receptor-targeted radiopharmaceutical, was evaluated in an open-label, phase III trial to determine the false negative rate (FNR) of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) relative to the pathologic nodal status in individuals with intraoral or cutaneous head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) undergoing tumor resection, SLNB, and planned elective neck dissection (END). (SLN or non-SLN), one patient had a single tumor-positive non-SLN in whom all SLNs were tumor-negative, yielding an FNR of 2.56?%; NPV was 97.8?% and overall accuracy was 98.8?%. No significant variations were observed between same-day and next-day methods. Conclusions Use of receptor-targeted [99mTc]tilmanocept for lymphatic mapping allows for a high rate of SLN recognition in sufferers with intraoral and cutaneous HNSCC. SLNB using [99mTc]tilmanocept accurately predicts the pathologic nodal position of intraoral HNSCC sufferers with low FNR, high NPV, and high general accuracy. The ...
Interactions between lipids and membrane proteins play a key role in determining the nanoscale dynamic and structural properties of biological membranes. Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations provide a valuable tool for studying membrane models, complementing experimental approaches. It is now possible to simulate large membrane systems, such as simplified models of bacterial and viral envelope membranes. Consequently, there is a pressing need to develop tools to visualize and quantify the dynamics of these immense systems, which typically comprise millions of particles. To tackle this issue, we have developed visual and quantitative analyses of molecular positions and their velocity field using path line, vector field and streamline techniques. This allows us to highlight large, transient flow-like movements of lipids and to better understand crowding within the lipid bilayer. The current study focuses on visualization and analysis of lipid dynamics. However, the methods are flexible and can be readily
The cortical cytoskeleton of eucaryotic cells provides structural support to the plasma membrane and also contributes to dynamic processes such as endocytosis, exocytosis, and transmembrane signaling pathways. The ERM (ezrin-radixin-moesin) family of proteins, of which ezrin is the best studied member, play structural and regulatory roles in the assembly and stabilization of specialized plasma membrane domains. Ezrin and related molecules are concentrated in surface projections such as microvilli and membrane ruffles where they link the microfilaments to the membrane. The present knowledge about ezrin is discussed from an historical perspective. Both biochemical and cell biological studies have revealed that ezrin can exist in a dormant conformation that requires activation to expose otherwise masked association sites. Current results indicate that activated ezrin monomers or head-to-tail oligomers associate directly with F-actin through a domain in its C terminus, and with the membrane through ...
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To understand how the polarization of the membrane arises and how to characterize the sites of new membrane insertion, we developed a labeling technique in living embryos. We labeled the plasma membrane by injecting the fluorescent lectin WGA in the perivitelline space of a living embryo. Under physiological conditions, WGA-Alexa488 is a heterodimer that selectively binds to N-acetylglucosamine and N-acetylneuraminic acid (sialic acid) residues found on numerous membrane glycoproteins. When WGA-Alexa488 is injected, only a very small area of plasma membrane is labeled and occurs within seconds after injection, effectively generating a localized pulse of labeled membrane. No WGA is detected in a free unbound form in the vitelline space. This contrasts with other fluorescent lectins, such as soybean agglutinin, which poorly binds to the membrane, diffuses around the entire circumference of the embryo, and remains unbound in the vitelline space (data not shown). We then used this labeling technique ...
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A mosaic is a structure made up of many different parts. Likewise, the plasma membrane is composed of different kinds of macromolecules. The components of a plasma membrane are integral proteins, peripheral proteins, glycoproteins, phospholipids, glycolipids, and in some cases cholesterol, lipoproteins.. In addition to being composed of different components, the relative amounts of these components can vary from membrane to membrane. The table below shows some of the variation in protein, lipid and carbohydrate content of some membranes.. ...
The major lipids in plant cell membranes are phospholipids (lipids with a phosphorus atom bonded to the hydrophilic end) and sterols. In addition, sugar-containing lipids (glycolipids) and sulfur-containing lipids (sulfolipids) are found to different degrees, depending on the particular membrane. By having different hydrophilic ends, the two surfaces can have a different chemical composition and, therefore, different membrane properties ...
certain membrane proteins and the DNA actually function as electrical inductors they may enable the cell to transiently produce very high electrical voltages.. Chronic disease occurs when voltage drops below a certain voltage. Cells then dont have enough energy to work correctly and amount of oxygen in cells drops, switching from aerobic (oxygen- available) metabolism to anaerobic (oxygen diminished) metabolism.. The natural properties of biomolecular structures enables cell components and whole cells to oscillate and interact resonantly with other cells. The cells of the body and cellular components possess the ability to function as electrical resonators.. Professor H. Frohlich has predicted that the fundamental oscillation in cell membranes occurs at frequencies of the order of 100 GHz and that biological systems possess the ability to create and utilize coherent oscillations and respond to external oscillations.. Because cell membranes are composed of dielectric materials a cell will behave ...
The functions of the cell membrane of biological cells include controlling the exchange of materials between the cell and its environment. This page lists the main functions of the cell membrane. Plasma membranes are present in both eukaryotic cells (including plant cells and animal cells) and prokaryotic cells such as bacteria. Knowledge about cell membranes is required for many courses in cell biology.
The results of the present study are the first to demonstrate that in granulocytic cells, which contain abundant levels of NADPH oxidase, stimulation induces an immediate and transient recruitment of cPLA2 to the plasma membranes, in addition to its already known translocation to the nuclear membranes (Marshall et al., 2000). The translocation of cPLA2 to the membrane fractions of stimulated neutrophils has been shown earlier by us and by others (Durstin et al., 1994; Hazan et al., 1997; Marshall et al., 2000). In addition, several studies performed in a variety of cells including platelets, fibroblasts, and keratinocytes (Kast et al., 1993; Schalkwijk et al., 1995; McNicol and Shibou, 1998; Kitatani et al., 2000) have reported translocation of cPLA2 to membrane fractions. However, the present study demonstrates that cPLA2 is localized in the plasma membranes upon stimulation. The absence of cPLA2 translocation to the plasma membranes in granulocyte-like gp91phox-deficient PLB-985 cells and the ...
Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) is often associated with energy levels by nutritionists and doctors alike. This molecule plays an integral role in our bodies abilities to transfer energy to different areas, but it isnt a direct source in most cases. Its like crude oil, which can be further refined by different cells into different types of fuel to suit their purpose. Cyclic Adenosine Monophosphate (cAMP) is produced inside cells after the conversion of ATP via the enzyme Adenylate Cyclase. Once cells have generated cAMP, they utilize it through the binding with different proteins. In this case of this new study, researchers identified the messenger pathways with heightened activity after the binding of Epac2A and cAMP. This pathway was shown to transport the Epac2A compounds directly to the cellular plasma membrane, where they are then used to regulate insulin release. Simply put; it seems that both cAMP levels and Epac2A levels likely correlate directly to…. ...
Synonyms for Cell membranes in Free Thesaurus. Antonyms for Cell membranes. 2 synonyms for cell membrane: cytomembrane, plasma membrane. What are synonyms for Cell membranes?
Cell membranes are a mosaic of protein and lipid molecules, both of which can drift from place to place within the membrane. Most of the surface area...
Aminoacyl-phosphatidylglycerol synthases (aaPGSs) are proteins responsible for the synthesis of aminoacyl-phosphatidylglycerol (aa-PG) in the bacterial membrane...
The cell membrane is otherwise called a Plasma membrane. It may be defined as the thin, elastic, semipermeable living membrane that serves as a boundary for the Cytoplasm.
Mechanisms controlling basic cellular functions, such as cell division, motility, adherence, differentiation, cell death, and the detection of potential cell dangers, are extremely highly conserved throughout the animal kingdom. This chapter aims to introduce some of these basic cell biology mechanisms. Cell membranes are fluid structures at physiological temperatures due to the cis double bond present in glycerophospholipids, which prevent the close packing of the lipidic acyl chains. Membrane receptors can be divided into three main classes according to their response to ligand binding: the ligand-gated ion channels open a selective pore; the seven transmembrane receptors are linked to heterotrimeric guanine triphosphate (GTP)-binding proteins, and various receptors are linked to enzyme cascades. Endocytosis is mediated by different mechanisms. The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) produces glycerolipids and cholesterol, and the Golgi apparatus produces sphingolipids. Lipids travel between organelles by the
This course will present the student with a detailed overview of a cells main components and functions. The course is roughly organized into four major areas: the cell membrane, cell nucleus, cell cycle, and cell interior. The student will approach most of these topics straightforwardly, from a molecular and structural point of view. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: explain what a eukaryotic cell is, identify the components of the cell, and describe how a cell functions; explain how cell membranes are formed; identify the general mechanisms of transport across cell membranes; list the different ways in which cells communicate with one another--specifically, via signaling pathways; define what the extracellular matrix is composed of in different cells and how the extracellular matrix is involved in forming structures in specific tissues; list the components of the cells cytoskeleton and explain how the cytoskeleton is formed and how it directs cell movements; explain ...
Lecithin - Cell membranes are made up primarily of a double layer of phospholipids. Lecithin is 98% phospholipids, and therefore supplies major structural components to every cell membrane in the human body and is not only critical to brain function, but also helps maintain the myelin sheath protecting and insulating nerves. In addition Lecithin mobilises Cholesterol for use in hormone syntheses and for removal of the cholesterol from the body. The functions of Lecithin are basic - foundational functions critical to human survival.. It is difficult to build a foundation of good health on nerves that misfire, circulation that is inadequate, and cell membranes that are stiff and crippled in their ability to function. For this reason, Green Vibrance contains Lecithin.. Dr. Richard Wurtman, at Medical Institute of Technology (M.I.T) demonstrated how just 35 mg. of phosphatidyl choline each day could improve intelligence and cognitive function. The 700 mg of lecithin in one serving of Green Vibrance ...
The cell membrane regulates substrate intake, waste excretion, mineral balance, gas exchange, and reception and translation of chemical and physical stimuli. The membrane is a precisely fashioned supramolecular assembly of phospholipids, simple proteins, glycoproteins, and lipoproteins. Enzymes and transport proteins form part of its structure. Specific molecules at the surface serve as receptors for a variety of hormones, especially those with peptide- or amino acid-derivative structure. The interaction of a hormone with its membrane receptor may modify rates and direction of substrate transport and give rise to "secondary messages" that modulate other cell functions.. Present concepts will be reviewed, with ...
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 Abnormal and excessive electrical discharges in a group of nerve cells affecting brain function  Abnormality in neuronal plasma membranes results in increased permeability and responsiveness to stimuli  Diagnosed by clinical signs and symptoms of seizure activity and by abnormal brain wave patterns on the EEG patterns on the EEG 3
Cell Membranes Are Made up of Macromolecules Lipids -Specifically Phospholipids -Form a bilayer with nonpolar, hydrophobic region in the middle. Proteins -Various proteins are embedded. Carbohydrates -Carbohydrates extend out and old the cell in place to the ECM
The described invention enables effective separation of components from red blood cells by aggregating cell membranes with an addition of a pH lowering agent, whereupon the solution is made subject to a separation step where a water soluble fraction is separated from cell membranes, whereupon the cell membranes are extracted, and where lipids may be selectively separated and recovered by lowering the temperature of the extract.
Cholesterol, from the Greek chole- (bile) and stereos (solid) followed by the chemical suffix -ol for an alcohol, is an organic chemical substance classified as a waxy steroid of fat. It is an essential structural component of mammalian cell membranes and is required to establish proper membrane permeability and fluidity. In addition, cholesterol is an important component for the manufacture of bile acids, steroid hormones, and vitamin D. Cholesterol is the principal sterol synthesized by animals; in vertebrates it is formed predominantly in the liver. Small quantities are synthesized in other eukaryotes such as plants and fungi. It is almost completely absent among prokaryotes, i.e. bacteria ...
A hallmark of the adaptive immunity is the memory for previously experienced pathogens. Memory B cells that express the isotype-switched IgG-BCR are in charge of the establishment of the memory IgG antibody response. A trigger safety mechanism is necessary to govern the burst-enhanced activation of a smoking-gun-like IgG-BCR to avoid illegitimate activation. Here, we reported that the specific interaction between positively-charged mIgG cytoplasmic tail (mIgG-tail) and negatively-charged acidic phospholipids of the plasma membrane can sequester the key tyrosine in ITT motif in the membrane hydrophobic core, which help quench mIgG-tail basal level signaling in quiescent B cells. Indeed, we observed that disruption of the interaction in quiescent B cells induced higher basal level phosphorylation of mIgG-tail ITT motif and promoted the survival signal of primary B cell in vivo. Disruption of the interaction also led to excessive recruitment of prominent BCR signaling microclusters into the B cell ...
TM residues within the lipophilic environment of the cell membrane are key in ligand recognition and/or signal transduction and are expected to be oriented toward a relatively hydrophilic central cavity ...
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Red blood cell membranes are completely impermeable to sodium, potassium and chloride ions, however they are permeable to both water and urea. The concentration inside a red blood cell is 300mOsm and consists predominantly of sodium and potassium chloride. a) With the aid of diagrams, decide what would happen to red blood cells when placed in the following solutions. i. Fresh water. ii. Salt solution at a concentration of 300mOsm. iii. Salt solution at a concentration of 400mOsm. iv. A urea solution at a concentration of 300mOsm. b) Which solutions were isosmotic to the red blood cells? c) Which solutions were isotonic to the red blo ...
Channels that control the flow of potassium (K+) and sodium (Na+) ions across the cell membrane are responsible for the rhythmic beating of heart cells.
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Due to the nature of amphotericity and the conformation of plasma membrane, large or ionic molecules can not permeate through plasma membrane freely. To help with those transportations, protein involved transports are adopted. One of which is active tr...
Although endothelial cells appear rather uninteresting under the microscope, these are important cells. They are situated at a critical location, between the blood and all other body cells. They secrete substances which control local blood flow and blood coagulation, and they are active participants in white blood cell emigration during inflammation. Continuous endothelium. Throughout much of the body, the capillary endothelial lining is continuous, with neither large gaps between cells nor holes through cells. Materials pass through the endothelium either by diffusion or via rapid vesicular transcytosis. (In most of the brain, a lack of transcytotic vesicles accounts for the blood brain barrier -- the only substances which cross such a barrier are those which can diffuse through plasma membranes or those for which specific membrane channels exist.) Fenestrated endothelium. In a few special locations -- notably in the sinusoids of the liver, in the glomeruli of the kidney, and in most endocrine ...
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This video demonstrates the effects of the membrane of a red blood cell in different conditions. This video is from: Essential Cell Biology, 3rd Edition Alberts, Bray, Hopkin, Johnson, Lewis,...
Abstract BACKGROUND: Human tumors differ from normal tissues in their capacity to present Hsp70, the major stress-inducible member of the HSP70 family, on their plasma membrane. Me..
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The 2D gel step may have enriched for membrane-associated proteins with soluble domains, including some lipoproteins (LipoProt) excluded from the IMemProt classification. Some proteins with known or suspected cytoplasmic, periplasmic and outer membrane locations were assigned an inner membrane location in this study. This may result from some proteins sticking to inner membranes during sample preparation or from cross-contamination of cell fractions. However, it is likely that most, if not all, of these proteins do associate with the inner membrane, or inner membrane complexes, in vivo, in physiologiocally relevant interactions ...
A major difference between eukayotes and prokaryotes is the presence of physical compartments (membrane bound) within the cell. These compartments allow the separation/specialization of processes within the cell. There also exist within each of these physical compartments, functional compartments where specific processes may occur or are restricted too. This lecture is an introduction to compartments within the cell and membranes. The key components are: cell compartments, membrane structure, membrane models, membrane specializations. ...
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Ch. 5 Cell Membrane and Transport. LIPID BILAYER. cytoplasm. extracellular fluid. Cell Membrane -thin, flexible membrane that surrounds all cells. . Selectively permeable - regulates what enters and exits the cell. Made up of a phospholipid bilayer . Double layer of phospholipids Slideshow 2180119 by bono
The integration of spatial data with knowledge about protein activity is crucial for understanding signal transduction pathways. Herein, we used time‐lapse confocal microscopy for real‐time analysis of the spatial regulation of PKD during physiological conditions of lymphocyte activation and, importantly, integrated localization and catalytic activity data. Antigen receptor signalling initiates at the plasma membrane, but then must be transmitted into the cell interior and the nucleus. The present report identifies PKD as a signalling molecule that functions to amplify and disseminate antigen receptor‐induced signals away from the plasma membrane. The intracellular localization of PKD is regulated dynamically by antigen receptors: the BCR and the FcϵR1 induce the rapid activation and recruitment of PKD to the plasma membrane of B lymphocytes and mast cells. There are several striking features about this response. First, the total cellular pool of PKD translocates to the plasma membrane in ...
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Ezrin is a membrane-associated cytoplasmic protein that acts to hyperlink cell-membrane protein using the actin-based cytoskeleton, and in addition is important in regulation from the functional actions of some transmembrane protein. mice was verified by liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry. 3681-93-4 Administration of hypotaurine to heterogenous dams considerably reduced the placenta-to-maternal plasma proportion 3681-93-4… Continue reading Ezrin is a membrane-associated cytoplasmic protein that acts to hyperlink cell-membrane. ...
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i have been studying the role of the cell membrane in the active and passive transport, and i found that there are specific sites in the cell membrane where the transport occures, a desmosome, how is that related to the terminal bar, and what exactly is it ...
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Instant membrane resealing importantly contributes to the functional and structural integrity of the endothelial cells (ECs) that are exposed to various physical and chemical stimuli in blood stream. The present study was designed to explore the molecular mechanisms mediating this endothelial membrane resealing with a focus on the role of lipid rafts (LR) clustering. Using high energy Laser gun, a tiny hole was made in cultured EC bathed with FM1-43, and the rapid entry of this FM1-43 to produce fluorescence was used to measure membrane resealing. We demonstrated that ECs exhibited a Ca2+-dependent instant membrane resealing, as shown by a significant reduction of fluorescence appearance within these cells compared to ECs bathed with Ca2+ free solution. This Ca2+-dependent instant membrane resealing was also observed in ECs up stimulation of Lactobacillus casei cell wall fragments (LCWE), which was commonly used to produce arteritis. When ECs were pretreated with LRs clustering stimulators such ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Partial purification of presynaptic plasma membrane by immunoadsorption. AU - Miljanich, G. P.. AU - Brasier, A. R.. AU - Kelly, R. B.. PY - 1982. Y1 - 1982. N2 - During transmitter release, synaptic vesicle membrane is specifically inserted into the nerve terminal plasma membrane only at specialized sites or active zones. In an attempt to obtain a membrane fraction enriched in active zones, we have utilized the electric organ of the marine ray. From this organ, a fraction enriched in nerve terminals (synaptosomes) was prepared by conventional means. These synaptosomes were bound to microscopic beads by an antiserum to purified electric organ synaptic vesicles (anti-SV). The success of this immunoadsorption procedure was demonstrated by increased specific activities of bead-bound nerve terminal cytoplasmic markers and decreased specific activities of markers for contaminating membranes. To obtain a presynaptic plasma membrane (PSPM) fraction, we lysed the bead-bound ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Partitioning of proteins into plasma membrane microdomains. Clustering of mutant influenza virus hemagglutinins into coated pits depends on the strength of the internalization signal. AU - Fire, Ella. AU - Brown, Claire M.. AU - Roth, Michael G.. AU - Henis, Yoav I.. AU - Petersen, Nils O.. PY - 1997/11/21. Y1 - 1997/11/21. N2 - Internalization of membrane proteins involves their recruitment into plasma membrane clathrin-coated pits, with which they are thought to interact by binding to AP-2 adaptor protein complexes. To investigate the interactions of membrane proteins with coated pits at the cell surface, we applied image correlation spectroscopy to measure directly and quantitatively the clustering of influenza hemagglutinin (HA) protein mutants carrying specific cytoplasmic internalization signals. The HA system enables direct comparison between isolated internalization signals, because HA itself is excluded from coated pits. The studies presented here provide, for the first ...
Imaging single-channel Ca21 signals by total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy. (A) Schematic of the TIRFM imaging system. The 488-nm beam from an argon ion laser (50 mW) passes through a 53 beam expander (BE) and is focused by a lens (FL; f ¼ 150 mm) via a dichroic mirror (DM)to a spot at the back focal plane of the microscope objective lens (Olympus TIRFM 603, oil immersion, NA ¼ 1.45). The focusing lens is mounted on a micrometer-driven translation stage, so that the laser beam can be adjusted to enter the periphery of the objective aperture so as to achieve total internal reflection at the interface between the cover glass and the aqueous bathing medium. An adjustable rectangular knife-blade aperture (A) located at a conjugate image plane defines the field of excitation. Fluorescence excited in the specimen by the evanescent wave is collected by the same objective, passes through the dichroic mirror and a barrier filter (BF) blocking the laser wavelength, and is imaged by an ...
Total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRFM) is an elegant optical technique utilized to observe single molecule fluorescence at surfaces and interfaces. This section is an index to our discussions, references, and interactive Java tutorials that describe TIRFM.
Paramecium, a ciliate, is an important model for studying Ca2+ signaling and understanding chemoreception and signal transduction. There are several proteins, such as plasma membrane calcium ATPases (PMCAs)/ calcium pumps, SERCA pumps, calmodulin and Ca2+ channels that play an important role in maintaining intracellular Ca2+ level and signaling in Paramecium. Isoform 2 of PMCA has been identified in both the cilia and pellicle membranes of Paramecium, the activity of which leads to hyperpolarization. Plasma and ciliary membrane of Paramecium is made up of a variety of sterols and sphingolipids which constitute lipid rafts, demonstrated by the presence of detergent resistant membranes and their distribution in sucrose and Optiprep density gradients. PMCAs are important markers of lipid rafts and PMCA 2 is found to be localized in lipid rafts of both the cilia and somatic membrane of Paramecium. Methyl-β-cyclodextrin treatment can remove up to 42% of sterols from pellicle membranes but only about 12%
We report the use of a high-refractive-index aplanatic solid immersion lens (ASIL) in total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy. This new solid immersion total internal reflection fluorescence (SITIRF) microscopy allows highly confined surface imaging with a significantly reduced imaging depth compared with conventional TIRF microscopy. We explore the application of a high refractive index, low optical dispersion material zirconium dioxide in the SITIRF microscope and also introduce a novel system design which enables the SITIRF microscope to work either in the epi-fluorescence or TIRF modes with variable illumination angles. We use both synthetic and biological samples to demonstrate that the imaging depth in the SITIRF microscope can be confined to a few tens of nanometers. SITIRF microscopy has the advantages of performing highly selective imaging and high-resolution high-contrast imaging. Potential applications in biological imaging and future developments of SITIRF microscopy ...