Aug 1, 1977

Changes in enzyme activities of thymidine kinase and 5'-nucleotidase for dTMP during hormonal regeneration of seminal vesicles of mice

Journal of Biochemistry
T Takuma, M Kumegawa

Abstract

An increase of thymidine kinase [EC 2.7.1.21] activity and decrease of 5'-nucleotidase [EC 3.1.3.5] activity for dTMP were found during hormonal regeneration of the seminal vesicles by daily or single administration of testosterone propionate into mice castrated 2 weeks previously. Actinomycin D injected on day 0 of testosterone treatment completely inhibited both the increase of thymidine kinase and the decrease of 5'-nucleotidase. When injected on day 2, actinomycin D decreased thymidine kinase activity below the control level and 5'nucleotidase activity was not restored to the normal level. The activity of 5'-nucelotidase in a mixed sample, in which seminal vesicles of castrated mice and those of testosterone-treated mice were homogenized together, was intermediate between the activities determined separately. This indicates the absence of any inhibitor of 5'nucleotidase in the regenerating vesicles. Changes in total activity of 5'nucleotidase and total protein content in extracts during various treatments showed that the decrease in specific activity of 5'-nucleotidase in the first 2 days of testosterone treatment was not due to inhibition of enzyme activity but to dilution of the enzyme with other proteins which increased ...Continue Reading

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Thymidine Kinase
Testosterone Measurement
Nt5e
Thymidine Kinase Activity
Nucleotidases
Thymidine Monophosphate
Nucleotidase
Vesicle
5' Nucleotidase Measurement
Testosterone Propionate

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