The isolation of plasma membrane and characterisation of the plasma membrane ATPase from the yeast Candida albicans.
MJ Hubbard, R Surarit, PA Sullivan, MG Shepherd
Eur J Biochem | Published : 1986
Plasma membrane ghosts were isolated from Candida albicans ATCC 10261 yeast cells following stabilisation of spheroplasts with concanavalin A, osmotic lysis and Percoll density gradient centrifugation. Removal of extrinsic proteins with NaCl and methyl alpha-mannoside gave increased ATPase and chitin synthase specific activities in the resultant plasma membrane fraction. Sonication of this fraction yielded unilamellar plasma membrane vesicles which exhibited ATPase and chitin synthase specific activities of 4.5-fold and 3.0-fold, respectively, over those of the plasma membrane ghosts. ATPase activity in the membrane ghosts was optimal at pH 6.4, showed high substrate specificity (for Mg X AT..View full abstract