Immunological Detection of F1-ATPase γ-Subunit in Rat Liver Peroxisomes

Tsuneo Imanaka, Yu’ichi Shiina, Yoshinori Moriyama, Shoji Ohkuma, Tatsuya Takano

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The γ-subunit of F1-ATPase was detected in highly purified rat liver peroxisomes by immunoblot analysis using an antiserum against purified mitochondrial F1-ATPase. Other subunits of F1-ATPase such as α, β and δ were not detected in the peroxisomes. The polypeptide corresponding to the γ-subunit in peroxisomes was also recognized by affinity purified antibody against F1-ATPase γ-subunit. The amount of γ-subunit in liver homogenate increased in parallel with proliferation of peroxisomes after administration of clofibrate in rats, whereas the amounts of α, β and δ-subunits were not increased. These results suggest that the γ-subunit of F1-ATPase is a constituent of peroxisomes in rat liver.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1027-1034
Number of pages8
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sept 15 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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