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Biochim Biophys Acta. 1993 Sep 3;1202(1):22-8.

Allosteric modulation by ATP, calcium and magnesium ions of rat osseous plate alkaline phosphatase.

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Departamento de Química, Faculdade de Filosofia Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto, USP, Riberirão Pretro, São Paulo, Brazil.


Alkaline phosphatase from rat osseous plate is allosterically modulated by ATP, calcium and magnesium at pH 7.5. At pH 9.4, the hydrolysis of ATP and PNPP follows Michaelis-Menten kinetics with K0.5 values of 154 microM and 42 microM, respectively. However, at pH 7.5 both substrates exhibit more complex saturation curves, while only ATP exhibited site-site interactions. Ca(2+)-ATP and Mg(2+)-ATP were effective substrates for the enzyme, while the specific activity of the enzyme for the hydrolysis of ATP at pH 7.5 was 800-900 U/mg and was independent of the ion species. ATP, but not PNPP, was hydrolyzed slowly in the absence of metal ions with a specific activity of 140 U/mg. These data demonstrate that in vitro and at pH 7.5 rat osseous plate alkaline phosphatase is an active calcium or magnesium-activated ATPase.

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