PMID: 4259411Nov 1, 1971

Properties of the sarcolemmal calcium ion-stimulated adenosine triphosphatase of hamster skeletal muscle

The Biochemical Journal
D B McNamaraN S Dhalla


1. A sarcolemmal fraction was isolated from hamster hind-leg skeletal muscles by successive treatment with lithium bromide and potassium chloride. The membranous fraction was observed to contain a highly active Ca(2+)-stimulated ATPase (adenosine triphosphatase), a Mg(2+)-stimulated ATPase, and an Na(+)+K(+)-stimulated Mg(2+)-dependent ouabain-sensitive ATPase. 2. The Ca(2+)-stimulated ATPase activity was pH-dependent, the optimum being pH7.6. 3. Optimum activation of this enzyme was obtained with 3-4mm-Ca(2+) when 4mm-ATP was present as a substrate, and was not influenced by Na(+), K(+) or ouabain, whereas 2,4-dinitrophenol, sodium azide, oligomycin, sodium fluoride and ethanedioxybis(ethylamine)tetra-acetate were inhibitory. 4. The Ca(2+)-stimulated ATPase was markedly inhibited by thiol-blocking reagents, and cysteine was able to reverse this inhibition. 5. Various bivalent cations stimulated ATP hydrolysis by the sarcolemmal fraction in the following decreasing order of potency: Mg(2+), Ca(2+), Mn(2+), Co(2+), Sr(2+), Ba(2+), Zn(2+), Cu(2+).


May 19, 1980·FEBS Letters·S VijayasarathyP Balaram
Jan 1, 1974·The Journal of Membrane Biology·V M Madeira, M C Antunes-Madeira
Jan 1, 1988·Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology·N S Dhalla, D Zhao

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