Purification of homogeneous rat phosphofructokinase isozymes with high specific activities

Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
T P KastenG A Dunaway


The purification of rat muscle and liver phosphofructokinase (PFK) isozymes has been greatly facilitated by column chromatographic separation on immobilized Cibacron Blue F3GA. The homogeneous liver PFK isozyme exhibited a specific activity of greater than 200 units per mg of protein which is nearly two-fold greater than has been previously reported for this isozyme. The yields for this isozyme exceeded 40% of the original activity and the molecular weight of its subunit was about 85,000 as determined by SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The muscle PFK isozyme's specific activity was approximately 265 units/mg of protein which also is about twice the greatest specific activity previously reported. The overall yield for muscle PFK exceeded 50% of the original activity, and the molecular weight of its subunit was approximately 82,000. Using each homogeneous isozyme, antibodies were produced in rabbits; and the immunoglobin-G (IgG) fraction from the sera of these rabbits was highly specific for the PFK isozyme used as an antigen.


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