Thiel, G and Sutter, J U and Homann, U (2000) Ca2+-sensitive and Ca2+-insensitive exocytosis in maize coleoptile protoplasts. Pflugers Archiv - European Journal of Physiology, 439 (3 Supp). R152-3. ISSN 0031-6768Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Ca2+ and osmotic driven extension of the surface area of maize coleoptile protoplasts was investigated using capacitance measurements and photolysis of the caged compound DM-nitrophen. Protoplasts responded to an elevation of cytoplasmic Ca2+ (Ca(i)) with a rapid burst in capacitance reaching a maximal increase of 1.3+/-1.1% over the resting cell capacitance. Subsequent lowering of the osmotic potential in the external medium by 210 mosmol caused a further increase in Cm by 26+/-6%. These data indicate two independent pathways for insertion of membrane into the plasma membrane. One is driven by Ca(i) and recruits membrane from a small pool. The osmotic evoked rise in surface area draws membrane from a much larger reservoir and may be driven by membrane tension.
|Keywords:||cell capacitance, maize coleoptile protoplasts , capacitance measurements , membrane, Physics, Physiology, Clinical Biochemistry, Physiology (medical)|
|Subjects:||Science > Physics|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||12 May 2012 10:23|
|Last modified:||27 Apr 2016 18:30|