Accumulation of UDP-GlcNAc into intracellular vesicles and occurrence of a carrier-mediated transport. Study with plasma-membrane-permeabilized mouse thymocytes

Abstract : Metabolic labelling of mouse thymocytes with radioactive mannose or glucosamine leads to the formation of labelled GDP-Man and UDP-ClcNAc. Using isotonic ammonium chloride treatment which renders the plasma membrane of thymocytes permeable to sugar nucleotides, we demonstrate that, in contrast to GDP-Man, a pool of UDP-GlcNAc remains associated with the cells after plasma membrane permeabilization. These observations are confirmed in experiments in which permeabilized thymocytes are incubated with exogenous labelled GDPMan and UDP-GlcNAc, and we show that only UDP-GlcNAc is accumulated into sealed intracellular vesicles. This accumulation is a saturable process which can be inhibited by UDP, demonstrating the occurrence of a specific carrier. This transport mechanism can be blocked by covalent attachment of a non-permeant inhibitor UDP-dialdehyde without affecting the N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase itself. The fact that this carrier-mediated transport is not inhibited by tunicamycin indicates that this translocation process of UDP-GlcNAc does not involve lipid intermediates.
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European Journal of Biochemistry, Wiley, 1985, 153, p. 111-116
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Roméo Cecchelli, René Cacan, André Verbert. Accumulation of UDP-GlcNAc into intracellular vesicles and occurrence of a carrier-mediated transport. Study with plasma-membrane-permeabilized mouse thymocytes. European Journal of Biochemistry, Wiley, 1985, 153, p. 111-116. 〈hal-00528128〉

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