Effect of disulphonic stilbenes on Ca2+ transport in smooth muscle plasma membranes
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We studied the effects of two disulphonic stilbenes, 4',4'-diisothiocyano-2,2'-stilbene disulphonic acid (DIDS) and 4-acetamido-4'-isothiocyano-2,2'-stilbene disulphonic acid (SITS), on Ca2+ transport by plasma membrane vesicles from the circular muscle of the dog stomach. Both compounds inhibited ATP-dependent Ca2+ uptake and reduce the leak from loaded vesicles. The inhibition produced could not be significantly reduced by either permeant anions or by increasing the level of free Ca2+. The effects of DIDS could be rendered irreversible by incubating the membranes with this agent at 37 degrees C.
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