Jul 1, 1980

Kininogenase activity in plasma membranes and cell organelles from rabbit kidney cortex: subcellular localization of renal kallikrein by free-flow electrophoresis and density-gradient fractionation

Kidney International
H G Heidrich, R Geiger


Subcellular fractions were prepared from a rabbit kidney cortex homogenate by density gradient and free-flow electrophoresis techniques. After enzymatic and morphologic characterization, we determined the kininogenase activity in the different fractions. This activity was present in those plasma membranes that also contained high specific activities Na-K-ATPase and in lysosomal-like particles. No activity was found in the lumen, that is, the microvillous part of the proximal tubule cell. The kallikrein-like nature of this kininogenase activity was established by several methods.

  • References13
  • Citations7


Mentioned in this Paper

Establishment and Maintenance of Localization
Centrifugation, Density Gradient
Entire Lumen of Body System
Adenosine Triphosphatases
Structure of Cortex of Kidney
Electron Microscopy
Chemical Fractionation
Subcellular Fractions

About this Paper

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Bone Marrow Neoplasms

Bone Marrow Neoplasms are cancers that occur in the bone marrow. Discover the latest research on Bone Marrow Neoplasms here.

IGA Glomerulonephritis

IgA glomerulonephritis is a chronic form of glomerulonephritis characterized by deposits of predominantly Iimmunoglobin A in the mesangial area. Discover the latest research on IgA glomerulonephritis here.

Cryogenic Electron Microscopy

Cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) allows the determination of biological macromolecules and their assemblies at a near-atomic resolution. Here is the latest research.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.

LRRK2 & Immunity During Infection

Mutations in the LRRK2 gene are a risk-factor for developing Parkinson’s disease. However, LRRK2 has been shown to function as a central regulator of vesicular trafficking, infection, immunity, and inflammation. Here is the latest research on the role of this kinase on immunity during infection.

Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Antiphospholipid syndrome or antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS or APLS), is an autoimmune, hypercoagulable state caused by the presence of antibodies directed against phospholipids.

Meningococcal Myelitis

Meningococcal myelitis is characterized by inflammation and myelin damage to the meninges and spinal cord. Discover the latest research on meningococcal myelitis here.

Alzheimer's Disease: MS4A

Variants within membrane-spanning 4-domains subfamily A (MS4A) gene cluster have recently been implicated in Alzheimer's disease by recent genome-wide association studies. Here is the latest research.