Regulation of oxidative activity and Δψ of liver mitochondria of active and hibernating gophers. The role of phospholipase A2

N. N. Brustovetsky, M. V. Egorova, E. I. Mayevsky

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1. 1. In the present work the initially lowered oxidase activity of liver mitochondria of hibernating gophers is shown to increase upon Ca2+-loading, after freezing-thawing repeated three times and after swelling in a medium containing potassium acetate as well as in a hypotonic sucrose medium. 2. 2. In all cases the inhibition of phospholipase A2 hindered the increase of the oxidase activity of mitochondria. 3. 3. Mitochondria of hibernating gophers have a lowered Δψ in comparison with active animals, which is restored in the hypotonic medium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)635-638
Number of pages4
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part B: Biochemistry and
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1992


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  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology

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