PMID: 5908634Feb 1, 1966

Choline kinase and phosphorylcholine phosphatase in plants

Plant Physiology
K TanakaA F Gohlke


Choline kinase was present in barley and wheat roots and leaves of barley, wheat, tobacco, spinach and squash plants. The kinase was purified 25-fold from spinach leaves. The enzyme had a broad pH optimum between 7.5 and 10.0. Mg(++) was required for activity and in the presence of Mg(++) the enzyme was relatively stable. Maximum enzyme activity was obtained when the Mg(++): ATP ratio was 1:1. The K(m) was 1 x 10(-4)m. The kinase from leaves was similar to that from rapeseed or from yeast, except that the leaf and seed enzymes were not inhibited by compounds which attach sulfhydryl groups. Only a very slow hydrolysis of phosphorylcholine by similar plant extracts was observed. This phosphatase activity was purified 200- or 300-fold and appeared to be caused by a nonspecific acid phosphatase. The activity of both the kinase and the phosphatase did not seem sufficient to account for the rapid equilibration of the large phosphorylcholine reservoir of plants with exogenous P(32)-labeled orthophosphate.


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