PMID: 40994Dec 25, 1979

A calorimetric study of the interaction of ATP with rabbit muscle phosphofructokinase

The Journal of Biological Chemistry
N M Wolfman, G G Hammes


The heat of interaction of ATP with phosphofructokinase from rabbit muscle was determined at 25 degrees C in 0.1 M potassium phosphate, pH 7.0 and 8.0. The limiting value of the enthalpy change at high ATP concentrations was found to be -11.5 kcal mol of enzyme polypeptide chains. Since phosphate and imidazole have very different heats of ionization (+0.8 and +7.5 kcal/mol, respectively), this suggests that the binding of at least two protons to the enzyme occurs concomitantly with the binding of ATP at the regulatory site.

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