Heavy sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) preparations of rabbit skeletal muscle, which are enriched in Ca2+-release vesicles from the terminal cisternae (TC) and [3H]ryanodine receptor density, exhibit 60% of the Ca2+-ATPase activity, 58% of the EP level, and 30% of the steady state Ca2+-loading compared to membrane vesicles from the longitudinal SR. The Ca2+-ATPase of TC SR is solubilized and separated from the Ca2+-ryanodine receptor complex in the insoluble fraction on treatment with the detergent C12E9. However, a 50% decrease in receptor density is observed upon removal of the Ca2+-ATPase, suggesting a significant contribution of this protein to maintaining optimal receptor complex density.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Aug 29 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology