PMID: 36926May 1, 1979

Some properties of the catalytic subunit of adenosine 3':5'-monophosphate-dependent protein kinase from pigeon breast muscle

I A GrivennikovS E Severin


A method for the preparation of a homogenous catalytic subunit of adenosine 3':5'-monophosphate-dependent protein kinase from pigeon breast muscle was developed. The molecular weight of the enzyme as determined by electrophoresis in the presence of sodium dodecyl sulfate was found to be 42000. The pH optimum of the catalytic subunit was around 8.0. The active site of the catalytic subunit was studied using some derivatives of ATP, containing different reactive groups in the triphosphate chain of the molecule. It may be assumed that the pH optimum of the enzyme inactivation by adenosine 5'-chloromethylpyrophosphonate and the protective effect of ATP suggest covalent binding of the imidazole ring in the enzyme active site. The kinetic mechanism of the protein kinase reaction was studied using the initial rate experiments and reaction product inhibition. The results obtained were consistent with a random Bi-Bi kinetic mechanism.

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