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Effect of clofibrate on the adenosine triphosphatase activity of rat liver mitochondria

Panini, SR and Kurup, CK Ramakrishna (1975) Effect of clofibrate on the adenosine triphosphatase activity of rat liver mitochondria. In: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 168 (1). pp. 188-197.

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Abstract

The antihypercholesterolemic drug clofibrate (ethyl-α-p-chlorophenoxyisobutyrate) stimulated the latent ATPase activity and “superstimulated” the uncoupler-induced ATPase activity of rat-liver mitochondria. Addition of clofibrate decreased the turbidity of mitochondrial suspensions and released considerable amount of mitochondrial protein into solution. In these properties it closely resembled detergents like Triton X-100 and deoxycholate. However, unlike the detergents, clofibrate required the presence of a permeant cation for its disruptive action. Also, it was without any such effect on sonic submitochondrial particles. The drug enhanced the uptake of both Mg2 and Cl− by mitochondria suggesting that osmotic swelling precedes lysis. Sonic submitochondrial particles prepared in the presence of clofibrate showed a greater yield and comparable ATPase activity.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Depositing User: K.S. Satyashree
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2010 10:31
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:49
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/24136

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