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type Journal Article
authors Nader, W.; Becker, J. U.
title 1,4-alpha-Glucan phosphorylase from the slime mold Physarum polycephalum. Purification, physico-chemical and kinetic properties
journal Eur J Biochem
ui 80112871
year (1979)
volume 102
number 2
pages 345-55.
keywords Adenosine Monophosphate/pharmacology
abstract Glycogen phosphorylase from macroplasmodia of Physarum polycephalum was purified 76-fold to homogeneity. The native enzyme migrated as a single protein band on analytical disc gel electrophoresis coinciding with phosphorylase activity. After reduction in the presence of sodium dodecylsulfate one protein band was detectable which corresponded to an Mr of 93 000. The molecular weight of the native enzyme determined by gel sieving or gradient-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis was 172000 and 186000, respectively. The enzyme contained about 1 mol pyridoxal 5'- phosphate and less than 0.1 mol covalently bound phosphate per mol subunit. The amino acid composition of the enzyme was determined. In the direction of phosphorolysis the kinetic data were determined by initial velocity studies, assuming a rapid equilibrium random mechanism. Glucose 1-phosphate and GDP-glucose were competitive inhibitors toward phosphate and noncompetitive to glycogen. 5'-AMP, a weak activator of the enzyme, counteracted the glucose-1-phosphate inhibition completely. Physarum phosphorylase was compared with phosphorylases from other sources on the basis of chemical and kinetic properties. No evidence for the presence of phosphorylated forms has yet been found.
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