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Title: Na+-mediated piezoprotection in Rhodotorula rubra
Authors: Aertsen, Abram ×
Masschalck, Barbara
Wuytack, EY
Michiels, Christiaan #
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Springer-verlag tokyo
Series Title: Extremophiles vol:7 issue:6 pages:499-504
Abstract: Sodium concentrations as low as 2 mM exerted a significant protective effect on the high-pressure inactivation (160-210 MPa) of Rhodotorula rubra at pH 6.5, but not on two other yeasts tested (Shizosaccharomyces pombe and Saccharomyces cerevisiae). A piezoprotective effect of similar magnitude was observed with Li+ (2 and 10 mM), and at elevated pH (8.0-9.0), but no effect was seen with K+, Ca2+, Mg2+, Mn2+, or NH4+. Intracellular Na+ levels in cells exposed to low concentrations of Na+ or to pH 8.0-9.0 provided evidence for the involvement of a plasma membrane Na+/H+ antiporter and a correlation between intracellular Na+ levels and pressure resistance. The results support the hypothesis that moderate high pressure causes indirect cell death in R. rubra by inducing cytosolic acidification.
ISSN: 1431-0651
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Food and Microbial Technology
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