Lamb liver phosphogluconate dehydrogenase is inactivated and selectively cleaved during irradiation in the presence of vanadate. Under our experimental conditions, the correlation between the species of vanadate in solution and rates of enzyme inactivation and cleavage indicates tetravanadate as the most likely photosensitizing agent, in agreement with previous data on other proteins. The enzyme is inactivated more rapidly at acidic pH and is partially protected by the coenzyme NADP, but not by the substrate phosphogluconate. Complete inactivation is obtained when only half of the protein is cleaved into smaller peptides. Differences in the pattern of the peptides produced are observed when irradiation is carried out in phosphate rather than in Hepes buffer: in the former instance cleavage results into formation of a main peptide of 47 kDa, while in latter case two additional peptides of 31 and 25 kDa are produced.

Inactivation and cleavage of liver 6-P-gluconate dehydrogenase during irradiation in the presence of vanadate

POLVERINO DE LAURETO, PATRIZIA;
1995

Abstract

Lamb liver phosphogluconate dehydrogenase is inactivated and selectively cleaved during irradiation in the presence of vanadate. Under our experimental conditions, the correlation between the species of vanadate in solution and rates of enzyme inactivation and cleavage indicates tetravanadate as the most likely photosensitizing agent, in agreement with previous data on other proteins. The enzyme is inactivated more rapidly at acidic pH and is partially protected by the coenzyme NADP, but not by the substrate phosphogluconate. Complete inactivation is obtained when only half of the protein is cleaved into smaller peptides. Differences in the pattern of the peptides produced are observed when irradiation is carried out in phosphate rather than in Hepes buffer: in the former instance cleavage results into formation of a main peptide of 47 kDa, while in latter case two additional peptides of 31 and 25 kDa are produced.
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