Jan 23, 1976

Adenosine phosphyorylase activity as distinct from inosine-guanosine phosphorylase activity in Sarcoma 180 cells and rat liver

Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta
A Y Divekar


Adenosine phosphorylase (EC 2.4.2.-) activity present in Sarcoma 180 cells grown in culture and in rat liver, is shown to be distinct from inosine-guanosine phosphorylase by several criteria: (a) treatment of Sarcoma 180 cell extract with p-chloromercuribenzoate inhibited the two activities to a different extent, (b) adenine selectively protected the adenosine phosphorylase activity of Sarcoma 180 and rat liver extract against heat inactivation, while hypoxanthine selectively protected inosine-guanosine phosphorylase activity, (c) at nearly saturating substrate concentrations and using Sarcoma 180 extract, the rates of ribosylation of a mixture of adenine + hypoxanthine or adenine + guanine, but not of hypoxanthine + guanine, were found to be almost equal to the sum of their individual rates as measured separately, (d) inosine selectively inhibited the ribosylation of hypoxanthine and guanine catalysed by Sarcoma 180 and rat liver extract while 2-chloroadenosine selectively inhibited the ribosylation of adenine and N6-furfuryladenine, (e) pH vs. activity curves were similar with hypoxanthine or guanine as the substrate but they were markedly different from the curve with adenine as the substrate. The potential role of adenosine...Continue Reading

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