PMID: 41984Oct 1, 1979

Decay pattern of rabbit erythrocyte hexokinase in cell aging

Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
M MagnaniG Fornaini


As previously reported, during rabbit red blood cell aging glucose phosphorylating activities show several modifications. In the first period of the red cell life span the predominant form is similar to hexokinase II, while in the mature erythrocyte the predominant glucose phosphorylating activity resembles hexokinase I. In the oldest cells glucose phosphorylating activity has a low affinity (high Km) for glucose. In this paper the modifications of hexokinase in cell aging have been studied in vivo in a young erythrocyte population synchronized by actinomycin D, and in vitro in red cells separated in fractions according to different ages. Since protein synthesis is lacking in the mature red cell, we are inclined to explain the presence of low-affinity hexokinase activity in the oldest erythrocytes as an age-dependent transformation of a primary hexokinase.


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