PMID: 517009Jan 1, 1979

Hydrodynamic studies on interactions between the components of the liver microsomal cytochrome P-450 system

Acta biologica et medica Germanica
J BehlkeD Pfeil


To understand the different behaviour of cytochrome P-450 systems in kinetics as well as in the demethylase activity, sedimentation and molecular weight experiments have been carried out with the following results: 1) Sedimentation coefficients of solubilized P-450 and P-450 LM2 fractions amount to 24 +/- 4 [S] and 12.8 +/- 1.2 [S], respectively. Molecular weights were determined to be 1.0 +/- 0.2 . 10(6) and 3.0 +/- 0.5 . 10(5) Dalton. 2) Triton N-101 provokes splitting of the associated structure both of solubilized P-450 and P-450 LM2; this effect is reversible. 3) The dissociation depends not only on the absolute concentration of Triton but rather on the Triton P-450 ratio. The dissociation curves of solubilized P-450 and P-450 LM2 are similar in shape and in the Triton/P-450 ratio dependence. 4) In the presence of small concentrations of Triton a more complicated dissociation behaviour was observed with broad integral distribution of the sedimentation coefficients. 5) The ionic detergent cholate splits the associated structure of P-450 LM2 at considerably higher concentrations in comparison with Triton-N 101. 6) Addition of reductase causes a decrease of sedimentation coefficients and molecular weights of solubilized P-450...Continue Reading

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