Journal Article

Organic Acid Metabolism in Aluminum-Phosphate Utilizing Cells of Carrot (<i>Daucus carota</i> L.)

Eiji Takita, Hiroyuki Koyama and Tetsuo Hara

in Plant and Cell Physiology

Published on behalf of Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists

Volume 40, issue 5, pages 489-495
Published in print January 1999 | ISSN: 0032-0781
Published online January 1999 | e-ISSN: 1471-9053 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.pcp.a029569
Organic Acid Metabolism in Aluminum-Phosphate Utilizing Cells of Carrot (Daucus carota L.)

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Plant Sciences and Forestry

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

Carbohydrate metabolism in Al-phosphate utilizing cells of carrot [designated as IPG, Koyama et al. (1992) Plant Cell Physiol. 33: 171], which grow normally in Al-phosphate medium accompanied by citrate excretion, was investigated. The excretion of citrate was strongly related to the availability of sucrose in medium, indicating that citrate excretion was severely limited by sucrose in medium. The ratio of the amount of carbon in the excreted citrate to the consumed sucrose, was significantly higher in IPG cells than in wild-type cells. When 50% of the sucrose in the medium was consumed, the ratio was 0.6% for the IPG cells and 0.2% the wild-type cells. Under these conditions, IPG cells showed altered citrate synthesis metabolism, which resulted in increased citrate production. Specific activity of mitochondrial citrate synthase was higher in IPG cells than in wild-type cells, whereas the activity of cytosolic NADP-specific isocitrate dehydrogenase was lower in IPG cells than in wild-type cells.

Keywords: Al-phosphate; Citrate synthesis; Citrate synthase (EC 4.1.3.7); Daucus carota; NADP specific isocitrate dehydrogenase (EC 1.1.1.42)

Journal Article.  0 words. 

Subjects: Biochemistry ; Molecular and Cell Biology ; Plant Sciences and Forestry

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.