Clark, Susan A (1986) The mechanism of uptake and intracellular fate of leupeptin in rat yolk sacs. Doctoral thesis, Keele University.

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The aim of the work described in this thesis was to determine the mode of uptake of the tripeptide proteinase inhibitor leupeptin, in order to better interpret the effect of leupeptin on protein degradation within cells.
Different methods of leupeptin detection were developed to monitor various aspects of the accumulation and action of leupeptin within yolk-sac tissue. The rate of accumulation, intracellular fate, and degree of inhibition of intracellular proteinases afforded by leupeptin, were all determined.
The major route of entry of leupeptin into yolk sacs appeared to be fluid phase pinocytosis, though other modes, such as permeation, could not be entirely dismissed. Intracellular active leupeptin reached a steady state concentration that was capable of fully inhibiting lysosomal cathepsins B+L, though did not completely inhibit degradation of 125 I-BSA fd. Leupeptin was able to permeate into isolated intact lysosomes.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Life Sciences
Contributors: Williams, KE (Thesis advisor)
Depositing User: Lisa Bailey
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2019 14:14
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2019 14:14

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