The effect of three uncouplers of oxidative phosphorylation, trifluoromethoxycarbon-ylcyanidephenylhydrazone (FCCP), 3,3′,4′,5-tetrachlorosalicylanilide (TCSA), and pentachlorophenol (PCP), on transport of glycine and proline by Bacillus subtilis were examined. FCCP inhibited proline uptake uncompetitively, but glycine uptake competitively. TCSA inhibited proline uptake noncompetitively, but glycine uptake competitively. PCP inhibited proline uptake noncompetitively, but glycine uptake uncompetitively. The results indicate that these uncouplers inhibit amino acid transport by interacting at specific sites rather than by reducing any central supply of energy used to fuel metabolic processes.
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- Molecular Biology