Jun 2, 1976

A nonspecific inhibitory effect of tRNA on the activity of 3-deoxy-D-arabino-heptulosonate-7-phosphate synthase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta
J B BellK B Jacobson

Abstract

The inhibitory effect of tRNA on yeast 3-deoxy-D-arabino-heptulosonate-7-phosphate (DAHP) synthase (EC 4.1.2.15) has been reinvestigated. From earlier studies the inhibition by tRNAPhe appeared to be quite specific. This study shows that tRNAPhe is indeed a potent inhibitor but so is unfractionated tRNA, as well as ribosomal RNA and heparin. Complete digestion to mononucleotides relieves the inhibition. Since the enzyme requires a metal ion (Co2+) we suggest that the RNA and heparin are inhibitory by virtue of their capacity to chelate the Co2+.

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Manganese
Aldehyde-Lyases
Nickel
2-Dehydro-3-Deoxyphosphoheptonate Aldolase
Transfer RNA
Endorphenyl
Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Cobalt
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Enzyme Activation

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