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B6db references: 88273083

type Journal Article
authors Kitani, T.; Fujisawa, H.
title Molecular properties of ornithine decarboxylase from mouse kidney: detailed comparison with those of the enzyme from rat liver
journal J Biochem (Tokyo)
ui 88273083
year (1988)
volume 103
number 3
pages 547-53.
keywords Animal
abstract Ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) was purified about 2,000-fold from the kidney of androgen-treated mice and its molecular properties were examined and compared with those of the enzyme from rat liver. The purified enzyme showed two protein staining bands on SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, corresponding to Mr of about 54,000 and 52,000. The apparent Mr of the enzyme determined by gel filtration was 57,000 in the presence of 0.25 M NaCl and 110,000 in its absence. The apparent Km value for L-ornithine was about 0.1 mM in the absence of NaCl and 0.7 mM in the presence of 0.25 M NaCl. Thus, salts appeared to cause subunit dissociation and also an increase in the Km value for the substrate. Putrescine and D-ornithine acted as inhibitors competing with the substrate. Antizyme from the rat liver inhibited the activities of the mouse enzyme and the rat enzyme similarly. The mouse and the rat enzymes exhibited a very similar immunological cross- reactivity to rabbit antibody raised against the mouse enzyme but, when the antibody directed against the rat enzyme was used, the cross- reactivity of the rat enzyme was higher than that of the mouse enzyme. Thus, the molecular properties of mouse ODC were very similar to those of the rat enzyme.
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