May 15, 1987

A rapid and precise assay for calmodulin and cyclic AMP phosphodiesterase on a centrifugal analyser

Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
S W WalkerA F Howie


An assay for cyclic AMP phosphodiesterase in biological samples is described. The method is a continuous, spectrophotometric assay adapted for use on a centrifugal analyser. Using the calmodulin-activated cyclic AMP phosphodiesterase prepared from pig brain by DEAE-cellulose chromatography, and a standard calmodulin preparation from the same source, a rapid assay for calmodulin is described. The calmodulin assay has a working range of 2 to 6 mg/l calmodulin in the sample. The within-batch CV is less than 5% and the between-batch CV is 7.0% or less.

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Chromatography, DEAE-Cellulose
Brain Chemistry
3',5'-Cyclic-Nucleotide Phosphodiesterase
Cyclic AMP-Phosphodiesterase Activator
Family suidae
Bos indicus
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