Apr 8, 1976

Multiple forms of cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase in pig epidermis

Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta
K AdachiK Yoshikawa


Pig epidermal cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases (EC have been partially purified by DEAE-cellulose column chromatography. At least three different forms of the epidermal phosphodiesterases were identified. They were cyclic GMP-specific, cyclic GMP- and cyclic AMP-hydrolyzing and apparently a cyclic AMP-specific enzyme: the first two forms were soluble and the last was the particulate enzyme. The cyclic GMP-specific soluble fraction had a relatively low Km, the cyclic GMP- and cyclic AMP-hydrolyzing fraction had a high Km for the respective substrates and the third particulate enzyme had both high and low Km values for cyclic AMP. The cyclic GMP-hydrolyzing enzyme was localized almost entirely in the soluble fraction, whereas cyclic AMP-hydrolyzing enzyme was distributed to both soluble and particulate fractions. Thus, our studies show that the multiple forms of pig epidermal enzyme differ distinctly in their substrate affinity, specificity and subcellular distribution.

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Cyclic GMP Measurement (Lab Test)
Phosphoric diester hydrolase
Cyclic AMP
Cyclic Adenosine Monophosphate Measurement
Cyclic AMP, (R)-Isomer

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