(Ca2+ + Mg2+)-ATPase
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Abstract (Ca2+ + Mg2+)-ATPase from sarcoplasmic reticulum has been reconstituted with dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine, and the activating effect of ATP and Ca2+ on this enzyme has been studied at different temperatures. It has been found that two kinetic forms of the enzyme are interconverted at about 31°C, and this is possibly related to a phase change in the phospholipid which is more directly associated with the protein. Above 31°C the enzyme is less dependent on ATP activation at high ATP concentrations but shows positive cooperativity for Ca2+ activation. On the other hand, below 31°C, the reconstituted enzyme is more dependent on ATP for activation at high ATP concentrations than the purified ATPase and does not show cooperativity for Ca2+ activation.
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