PMID: 8110Jul 8, 1976

Novel activity of potato nucleotide pyrophosphatase

Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta
R KoleD Shugar


The classical Kornberger-Pricer procedure for purification of potato nucleotide pyrophosphatase (EC has been modified to yield a preparation purified 2500-fold. In addition to the known activity against pyrophosphate linkages in pyrophosphates located at the 5'-OH of nucleosides, and phosphodiester linkages in aryl esters of nucleoside-5'-phosphates, the enzyme has now been shown to catalyze the cleavage of: (a) aryl esters of nucleoside-3'-phosphates and orthophosphates, (b) nucleotide pyrophosphate linkages of the type (3')-pp-(3'), and (c) pm7G from m7GpppGm-terminated fragments of viral mRNA. Activities against aryl esters of nucleoside-3'- and 5'-phosphates, and NAD, were shown to be due to the same protein by three criteria: (a) constant ratio of activities during purification and gel electrophoresis, (b) identical chromatographic properties in various systems, and (c) similarities in pH-dependence, heat inactivation, and the effects of cations and other substances. Since potato nucleotide pyrophosphatase does not exhibit exonuclease or phosphatase activities against natural substrates for the latter enzymes, but does cleave synthetic aryl esters of nucleotide-3'- and 5'-phosphates and of orthophosphate, it follo...Continue Reading


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