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Biochim Biophys Acta. 1984 Nov 21;778(1):67-73.

Quantitative characterization of the interactions of aldolase and glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase with erythrocyte membranes.

Abstract

Results of studies on the interactions of aldolase and glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase with erythrocyte ghosts have been reinterpreted by making allowance for possible multivalency of the enzymes in regard to their interactions with matrix sites. It is shown that the curvilinearity of the experimental Scatchard plots may be attributed fully to the formation of enzyme-membrane complexes in which tetravalent enzyme may form crosslinks between several membrane sites. This interpretation of the results is preferable to earlier analyses based on heterogeneity of membrane sites in that (a) it takes into account the tetrameric nature of aldolase and glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase, and (b) it is consistent with experimental demonstrations that band 3 protein is the sole site for enzyme interaction with the erythrocyte matrix. The dependence on ionic strength of the intrinsic association constant for either interaction is such that the binding of neither aldolase nor glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase could be detected at ionic strengths in excess of 0.08 I. This finding is discussed in relation to the claims and counterclaims concerning the physiological significance of these interactions between glycolytic enzymes and erythrocyte membranes.

PMID:
6498188
DOI:
10.1016/0005-2736(84)90448-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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