Effect of cell concentration on the uptake of aminoacids by rat-liver parenchymal cells in suspension

P M BHARGAVA, M A SIDDIQUI, G KRANTI KUMAR & K S N PRASAD

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology Hyderabad, 500007, A.P., India

Published in: Journal of Membrane Biology, 1975, 22, 357-368.

Abstract:

The accumulation of several amino acids in the acid-soluble fraction and their incorporation into protein in rat liver parenchymal cell suspensions, has been shown to depend on the concentration of cells in the incubation medium; the uptake, both in the acid-soluble and the acid-insoluble fractions, decreased as the cell concentration increased from 0.03 X 10(6) cells/ml upwards, reaching a plateau at high cell concentrations (3-5 X 10(6) cells/ml). The uptake values at high cell concentrations were the same as those obtained in liver slices in which a similar effect was not observed. Evidence is presented which suggests that this phenomenon is mediated by a material released from the cells in suspension, which is inhibitory to enhancement of the uptake of amino acids by these cells over and above the value obtained in normal, adult liver slices.

PMID: 1159782 |DOI: 10.1007/BF01868180

Keywords:
Amino Acids/metabolism, Cell Count, Histidine/metabolism, In Vitro Techniques, Leucine/metabolism, Liver/cytology, Liver/metabolism, Lysine/metabolism, Phenylalanine/metabolism, Protein Biosynthesis

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Effect of cell concentration on the uptake of aminoacids by rat-liver parenchymal cells in suspension. P M BHARGAVA, M A SIDDIQUI, G KRANTI KUMAR & K S N PRASAD. Journal of Membrane Biology, 1975, 22, 357-368.

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