Characterization of Inverted Membrane Vesicles from the Halophilic Archaeon Haloferax volcanii

Characterization of Inverted Membrane Vesicles from the Halophilic Archaeon Haloferax volcanii Membrane-related processes in archaea, the third and most-recently described domain of life, are in general only poorly understood. One obstacle to a functional understanding of archaeal membrane-associated activities corresponds to a lack of archaeal model membrane systems. In the following, characterization of inverted archaeal membrane vesicles, prepared from the halophilic archaeon Haloferax volcanii, is presented. The inverted topology of the vesicles was revealed by defining the orientation of membrane-bound enzymes that in intact cells normally face the cytoplasm or of other protein markers, known to face the exterior medium in intact cells. Electron microscopy, protease protection assays and lectin-binding experiments confirmed the sealed nature of the vesicles. Upon alkalinization of the external medium, the vesicles were able to generate ATP, reflecting the functional nature of the membrane preparation. The availability of preparative scale amounts of inverted archaeal membrane vesicles provides a platform for the study of various membrane-related phenomena in archaea. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Membrane Biology Springer Journals

Characterization of Inverted Membrane Vesicles from the Halophilic Archaeon Haloferax volcanii

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Springer-Verlag
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Copyright © Inc. by 2001 Springer-Verlag New York
Subject
Life Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Human Physiology
ISSN
0022-2631
eISSN
1432-1424
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00232-001-0067-4
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