On the role of membrane integrity in the conversion of 1-aminocyclopropane 1-carboxylic acid to ethylene in carnation petals

Amihud Borochov*, Zach Adam

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Abstract

The reaction converting 1-aminocyclopropane 1-carboxylic acid (ACC) to ethylene in plants is independent of cell or membrane integrity. Both intact and detergent-solubilised membrane fractions can readily convert ACC to ethylene. The reaction catalysed by the solubilised enzyme is inhibited by 100 μM 2,4-dinitrophenol. ATP, even at very low concentrations, totally inhibits the reaction. The results would appear to invalidate a previously hypothesised model for this reaction.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)139-141
Number of pages3
JournalFEBS Letters
Volume173
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 23 Jul 1984

Keywords

  • 1-Aminocyclopropane 1-carboxylic acid
  • Ethylene
  • Ethylene-forming enzyme

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