Fatty Acid-Induced Modulation of Ouabain Responsiveness of Rat Na,K-ATPase Isoforms

Fatty Acid-Induced Modulation of Ouabain Responsiveness of Rat Na,K-ATPase Isoforms Membrane phospholipids represent a potential influence on the enzymatic properties of the Na,K-ATPase. Little is known concerning the effects of the fatty acid environment surrounding the enzyme on the kinetic properties of the Na,K-ATPase. We used the most obvious difference among the α isoforms of rat, their affinities for digitalis glycosides, to examine the relationship between the lipid environment and the Na,K-ATPase. Specific membrane environments that differ in their fatty acid composition were produced by drug-induced diabetes, as well as variations in diet. The α1 isoforms in various tissues were then characterized by their resistance to ouabain in Na,K-ATPase-enriched membrane microsomal fractions. The Na,K-ATPase activity in nerves and hearts were altered by diabetes and partially restored in nerves after a fish oil diet. Evaluation of enzyme kinetics (dose-response curves for ouabain) in membrane preparations allowed us to correlate the ouabain affinity of α1 isoform with fatty acid composition. The affinity of the α1 isoform for ouabain was significantly increased with accretions in the total amount of fatty acids of the n-6 series (P < 0.0001). Our observations provide a partial explanation for the observed difference in isoform properties among tissues. Moreover, these results underline the interaction between membrane fatty acids and the glycoside binding site of the Na,K-ATPase α1 subunit. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Membrane Biology Springer Journals

Fatty Acid-Induced Modulation of Ouabain Responsiveness of Rat Na,K-ATPase Isoforms

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Life Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Human Physiology
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