Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1979, 44, 2854-2860

Preparation of oligomycin-sensitive ATPase enriched submitochondrial fraction from beef heart mitochondria

Petr Svoboda and Zdeněk Drahota

Institute of Physiology, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 142 20 Prague 4


A simple method for purification of oligomycin-sensitive ATPase from beef heart mitochondria is described. The isolation procedure is based on short term solubilization of mitochondrial membrane in deoxycholate and 1M-KCl followed by sequential precipitation of hydrofobic proteins and isopycnic centrifugation of crude particulate enzyme on sucrose density gradient. The oligomycin-sesitive ATPase preparation has a specific activity 15-20μmol P/min/mg protein and contains 5% of the total mitochondrial protein which can be separated by SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis into 13 protein components of relative molecular weight from 6 000 - 65 000 daltons, respectively.