Mg(2+) competitively inhibits spermine transport in energized rat liver mitochondria (RLM) and exhibits a K(i) of 0.1mM on the initial rate and an I(50) of 0.6mM on total spermine accumulation after 20 min. Addition of 2mM Mg(2+) after spermine accumulation induces release of the polyamine. In view of the fact that spermine cycles across the inner membrane under physiological conditions, these results demonstrate that Mg(2+) inhibits spermine influx but does not affect the efflux pathway of the polyamine; the inhibitory effect occurs via an interaction with the specific site responsible for spermine transport. Instead, spermine inhibits Mg(2+) binding without affecting the rate of Mg(2+) transport, suggesting that both cations bind to the same site, which, however, is not used for Mg(2+) transport. Spermine also inhibits Mg(2+) efflux from RLM induced under conditions of the "low conductance state," a preliminary step preceding permeability transition pore opening.

Reciprocal effect between spermine and Mg2+ on their movements across the mitochondrial membrane

SALVI, MAURO;TONINELLO, ANTONIO
2003

Abstract

Mg(2+) competitively inhibits spermine transport in energized rat liver mitochondria (RLM) and exhibits a K(i) of 0.1mM on the initial rate and an I(50) of 0.6mM on total spermine accumulation after 20 min. Addition of 2mM Mg(2+) after spermine accumulation induces release of the polyamine. In view of the fact that spermine cycles across the inner membrane under physiological conditions, these results demonstrate that Mg(2+) inhibits spermine influx but does not affect the efflux pathway of the polyamine; the inhibitory effect occurs via an interaction with the specific site responsible for spermine transport. Instead, spermine inhibits Mg(2+) binding without affecting the rate of Mg(2+) transport, suggesting that both cations bind to the same site, which, however, is not used for Mg(2+) transport. Spermine also inhibits Mg(2+) efflux from RLM induced under conditions of the "low conductance state," a preliminary step preceding permeability transition pore opening.
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