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Title: Evidence for allosterism in ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase from comfrey

Abstract

Evidence has been obtained suggesting that ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (RuBisCO) is an allosteric enzyme in the sense that it shows cooperative active site binding, cooperative interactions between the activation and active sites and significant binding of some metabolites at a second site. Investigation of the binding of a potent competitive inhibitor. 2-carboxymannitol-1,6-bisphosphate (CMBP) by /sup 31/P-NMR indicated essentially 1:1 binding with the active sites of comfrey RuBisCo. Among the interactions of competitive inhibitors, as measured by difference UV spectroscopy, the binding curves for ortho-phosphate and ribose-5-phosphate were better fitted by a Monod-Wyman-Changeux model than by an independent site model, whereas the binding of CMBP and 2-phosphoglycolate were not. Difference UV methods also were used to study activation by CO/sub 2/ which at pH 7.9 in 10 mM MgCl/sub 2/ showed positive cooperativity with k = 100 +/- 3 ..mu..M (based on pK/sub a/ = 6.4 for the CO/sub 2/-HCO/sub 3//sup -/ equilibrium) and L = 3.5 +/- 0.7. Addition of saturating amounts of CMBP and lowering the MgCl/sub 2/ to 2 mM still gave a sigmoidal curve but it was shifted to higher CO/sub 2/ concentrations (k = 124 +/- 2 ..mu..M and L = 31 +/- 3). In the absencemore » of CMBP the same conditions gave k = 26 +/- 2 ..mu..M for L = 3.5. Conversely, k was 0.96 +/- 0.08 ..mu..M for CMBP in 0.5 mM MgCl/sub 2/ without added NaHCO/sub 3/ but was 21 +/- 0.06 ..mu..M in 10 MgCl/sub 2/ and 2 mM NaHCO/sub 3/, pH 7.3.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Kansas State Univ., Manhattan
OSTI Identifier:
5180002
Report Number(s):
CONF-8606151-
Journal ID: CODEN: FEPRA
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
Fed. Proc., Fed. Am. Soc. Exp. Biol.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 45:6; Conference: 76. annual meeting of the Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology, Washington, DC, USA, 8 Jun 1986
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; OXYGENASES; BIOCHEMICAL REACTION KINETICS; CARBON DIOXIDE; HERBS; NMR SPECTRA; NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE; PHOSPHATES; PHOSPHORUS 31; ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; ENZYMES; ISOTOPES; KINETICS; LIGHT NUCLEI; MAGNETIC RESONANCE; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; OXIDES; OXIDOREDUCTASES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS; PHOSPHORUS ISOTOPES; PLANTS; REACTION KINETICS; RESONANCE; SPECTRA; STABLE ISOTOPES; 550201* - Biochemistry- Tracer Techniques; 550600 - Medicine

Citation Formats

Mueller, D D, and Bolden, T D. Evidence for allosterism in ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase from comfrey. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Mueller, D D, & Bolden, T D. Evidence for allosterism in ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase from comfrey. United States.
Mueller, D D, and Bolden, T D. Thu . "Evidence for allosterism in ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase from comfrey". United States.
@article{osti_5180002,
title = {Evidence for allosterism in ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase from comfrey},
author = {Mueller, D D and Bolden, T D},
abstractNote = {Evidence has been obtained suggesting that ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (RuBisCO) is an allosteric enzyme in the sense that it shows cooperative active site binding, cooperative interactions between the activation and active sites and significant binding of some metabolites at a second site. Investigation of the binding of a potent competitive inhibitor. 2-carboxymannitol-1,6-bisphosphate (CMBP) by /sup 31/P-NMR indicated essentially 1:1 binding with the active sites of comfrey RuBisCo. Among the interactions of competitive inhibitors, as measured by difference UV spectroscopy, the binding curves for ortho-phosphate and ribose-5-phosphate were better fitted by a Monod-Wyman-Changeux model than by an independent site model, whereas the binding of CMBP and 2-phosphoglycolate were not. Difference UV methods also were used to study activation by CO/sub 2/ which at pH 7.9 in 10 mM MgCl/sub 2/ showed positive cooperativity with k = 100 +/- 3 ..mu..M (based on pK/sub a/ = 6.4 for the CO/sub 2/-HCO/sub 3//sup -/ equilibrium) and L = 3.5 +/- 0.7. Addition of saturating amounts of CMBP and lowering the MgCl/sub 2/ to 2 mM still gave a sigmoidal curve but it was shifted to higher CO/sub 2/ concentrations (k = 124 +/- 2 ..mu..M and L = 31 +/- 3). In the absence of CMBP the same conditions gave k = 26 +/- 2 ..mu..M for L = 3.5. Conversely, k was 0.96 +/- 0.08 ..mu..M for CMBP in 0.5 mM MgCl/sub 2/ without added NaHCO/sub 3/ but was 21 +/- 0.06 ..mu..M in 10 MgCl/sub 2/ and 2 mM NaHCO/sub 3/, pH 7.3.},
doi = {},
journal = {Fed. Proc., Fed. Am. Soc. Exp. Biol.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 45:6,
place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {5}
}

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