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Biochem J. 1987 Jun 1;244(2):443-8.

Peroxisomal localization of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase and pyrophosphate-stimulated dihydroxyacetone-phosphate acyltransferase in mouse kidney.

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Department of Biological Sciences, The Polytechnic, Wolverhampton, U.K.


1. The subcellular localization of dihydroxyacetone-phosphate acyltransferase (DHAPAT) (assayed in the presence of pyrophosphate) and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (NADP+-dependent) activity in mouse kidney was investigated by density-gradient centrifugation. 2. DHAPAT has a predominantly peroxisomal distribution, and the activity in purified peroxisomes is stimulated by various organic and inorganic phosphate-containing compounds. The pH optimum is acid. 3. Approx. 10% of the cellular NADP+-dependent glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity is associated with peroxisomal fractions and may provide a source of NADPH for the peroxisomal reduction of acyl-dihydroxyacetone phosphate formed by DHAPAT activity.

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