PMID: 36398Jul 25, 1979

Effects of pH and free Mg2+ on the Keq of the creatine kinase reaction and other phosphate hydrolyses and phosphate transfer reactions

The Journal of Biological Chemistry
J W Lawson, R L Veech


The observed equilibrium constants (Kobs) of the creatine kinase (EC, myokinase (EC, glucose-6-phosphatase (EC, and fructose-1,6-diphosphatase (EC reactions have been determined at 38 degrees C, pH 7.0, ionic strength 0.25, and varying free magnesium concentrations. The equilibrium constant (KCK) for the creatine kinase reaction defined as: KCK = [sigma ATP] [sigma creatine] divided by ([sigma ADP] [sigma creatine-P] [H+]) was measured at 0.25 ionic strength and 38 degrees C and was shown to vary with free [Mg2+]. The value was found to be 3.78 x 10(8) M-1 at free [Mg2+] = 0 and 1.66 x 10(9) M-1 at free [Mg2+] = 10(-3) M. Therefore, at pH 7.0, the value of Kobs, defined as Kobs = KCK[H+] = [sigma ATP] [sigma creatine] divided by ([sigma ADP] [sigma creatine-P] was 37.8 at free [Mg2+] = 0 and 166 at free [Mg2+] = 10(-3) M. The Kobs value for the myokinase reaction, 2 sigma ADP equilibrium sigma AMP + sigma ATP, was found to vary with free [Mg2+], being 0.391 at free [Mg2+] = 0 and 1.05 at free [Mg2+] = 10(-3) M. Taking the standard state of water to have activity equal to 1, the Kobs of glucose-6-P hydrolysis, sigma glucose-6-P + H2O equilibrium sigma glucose + sigma Pi, was found not to vary...Continue Reading

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