Complementary RNA, derived from the intestine of the sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax and putatively coding for a pH-dependent oligopeptide transporter PepT1 (SLC15 family), was injected in Xenopus oocytes that were subsequently tested with electrophysiological techniques. Transport-associated currents were observed when various di- or tripeptides were applied at concentrations ranging between 0.1 and 10 mM. No currents were generated by histidine nor by other single amino acids. Sea bass PepT1 also exhibited presteady-state currents in the absence of substrates. Acidic pH slowed down the relaxation time constant of these currents and shifted both Q/V and τ/V relationships toward more positive voltages. Michaelis– Menten analysis of the transport currents showed an increase in apparent substrate affinity at acidic pH, which was very similar to that exhibited by the related transporter from zebrafish (Danio rerio), but in contrast, did not demonstrate a significant effect of pH on the maximal transport current.

Functional expression of the oligopeptide transporter PepT1 from the sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax).

TEROVA, GENCIANA;PERES, ANTONIO;BOSSI, ELENA;SAROGLIA, MARCO
2009

Abstract

Complementary RNA, derived from the intestine of the sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax and putatively coding for a pH-dependent oligopeptide transporter PepT1 (SLC15 family), was injected in Xenopus oocytes that were subsequently tested with electrophysiological techniques. Transport-associated currents were observed when various di- or tripeptides were applied at concentrations ranging between 0.1 and 10 mM. No currents were generated by histidine nor by other single amino acids. Sea bass PepT1 also exhibited presteady-state currents in the absence of substrates. Acidic pH slowed down the relaxation time constant of these currents and shifted both Q/V and τ/V relationships toward more positive voltages. Michaelis– Menten analysis of the transport currents showed an increase in apparent substrate affinity at acidic pH, which was very similar to that exhibited by the related transporter from zebrafish (Danio rerio), but in contrast, did not demonstrate a significant effect of pH on the maximal transport current.
PepT1 . Cotransporter . Dicentrarchus labrax . Aquaculture . Electrophysiology . Xenopus oocyte
Sangaletti, R; Terova, Genciana; Peres, Antonio; Bossi, Elena; Corà, S; Saroglia, Marco
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