Cytosolic 5'-nucleotidase/nucleoside phosphotransferase has been purified from calf thymus. Since the same protein is able to catalyze both the hydrolysis and the interconversion of several nucleoside monophosphates, it is necessary to study the effect of different metabolites and assay conditions on both activities in order to elucidate their physiological roles. We describe herein a method which allowed us to follow both activities contemporaneously in the same assay mixture. The method takes advantage of the observation that deoxyGMP is both a good substrate for hydrolysis and a good phosphate donor for the phosphotransferase reaction, but its dephosphorylated product, deoxyguanosine, is not a phosphate acceptor. As a consequence, it is possible to follow both the deoxyguanosine production and the transfer of phosphate from deoxyGMP to the best phosphate acceptor, inosine, during the reaction, applying a method for the chromatographic separation on HPLC of both substrates (inosine and deoxyGMP) and both products (IMP and deoxyguanosine). The method was applied to the determination of the KM for inosine.
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|Titolo:||Cytosolic 5'-nucleotidase/nucleoside phosphotransferase: a single assay for a bifunctional enzyme|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1993|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|