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Journal archive > 2006 > N 5 September-October

INHIBITORY ANALYSIS OF THE MONOVALENT METALS` CATIONS
INTERACTION WITH THE SYSTEM OF Na+-DEPENDENT Ca2+ EFFLUX
FROM LIVER MITOCHONDRIA

N. V. Nalyvajko, L. S. Vovkanych, L. O. Dubitsky

Ivan Franko Lviv National University, Ukraine;
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Kinetic analysis reveals the mainly competitive inhibition of Na+-dependent Ca2+ efflux from mitochondria by cations of monovalent metals.  Potency of the inhibitory effect of metals’ cations on Na+-dependent Ca2+ efflux from mitochondria matrix increases in such an order (I50, mM): Cs+ (137.11) < Rb+ (122.63) < Li+ (24.59) < Tl+ (0.541). The results of correlation analysis show that sodium ions translocation by mitochondrial exchanger and its inhibition by the cations of monovalent metals is determined by their affinity for the oxygen-containing ligands and are accompanied with the ions dehydration. Inhibition of the mitochondrial Na+/Ca2+ exchanger by monovalent metal cations is also accompanied with the inhibition of cooperative interactions of metal ions with the ion-binding centers during transport cycle, which can be one of the mechanisms of the inhibition of ions translocation by this ion-transporting system.

Key words: mitochondria, Na+-dependent Са2+ efflux, cations of monovalent metals.

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