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1Author    H. Ubert Felle, Hinrich Liihring, Friedrich-W Ilhelm BentrupRequires cookie*
 Title    Serine Transport and Membrane Depolarization in the Liverwort Riccia fluitans  
 Abstract    The plasmalemma of thallus cells o f the aquatic liverwort, R icciaßuitans, is reversibly depolar­ ized by L-and D-serine. At 0.1 mM K + in the medium, the depolarization saturates at 50 mV; half-maximal depolarization occurs at 13 hm L-serine and 30 ^m D-serine, respectively. Uptake of 14C-labelled L-serine depends upon the K + concentration and is sensitive to the membrane potential as indicated by its reduction through 1 m M sodium cyanide. We propose that serine binds to and is transported by an electrogenic carrier. However, an interaction of serine with K + channels o f the membrane seems also possible. 
  Reference    Z. Naturforsch. 34c, 1222—1223 (1979); received September 10 1979 
  Published    1979 
  Keywords    Serine, Membrane Potential, Electrogenic Carrier, Riccia 
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 Identifier    ZNC-1979-34c-1222 
 Volume    34 
2Author    K. Urt Schefczik, Wilhelm SimonisRequires cookie*
 Title    Action of Lindane on the Current-Voltage Relationship in the Plasma Membrane of Elodea under Passive Conditions  
 Abstract    Side effects of the chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide Lindane on the plasma membrane of the submerged macrophytic fresh-water plant Elodea densa were studied. Single glass microelectrodes were inserted into single cells and membrane potential, membrane resistance and electrode resistance were recorded using a new designed electrophysiological monitoring system ("ELM 2"). The current-voltage relationship in the plasma membrane of Elodea cells under passive conditions is nearly linear for relaxing current pulses up to 10—8 amperes. Lindane treatment, produced first (3.5 hours) a strong nonlinearity in current-voltage relationship with increased membrane resistance for inward current flow, and later (24.5 hours) an increased membrane resistance both for inward and outward current flow. It is discussed that the earlier reported lowering of the potassium selectivity in the plasma membrane of Elodea after Lindane treatment will be the reason for the alterations of current-voltage relationship. 
  Reference    Z. Naturforsch. 34c, 1072—1074 (1979); received June 5 1979 
  Published    1979 
  Keywords    Side Effects of Lindane, Elodea densa Plasma Membrane, Current-Voltage Relationship, Membrane Potential, Ionic Relations 
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 Identifier    ZNC-1979-34c-1072 
 Volume    34