Sevostyanova IA, et al. (2008) Effect of bivalent cations on the interaction of transketolase with its donor substrate. Proteins 71(2):541-5
Abstract: The effect of the type of the cation cofactor of transketolase (i.e., Ca2+ or Mg2+) on its interaction with xylulose 5-phosphate (donor substrate) has been studied. In the presence of magnesium, the active centers of the enzyme were functionally equivalent with respect to xylulose 5-phosphate binding and exhibited identical affinities for the donor substrate. Substitution of Ca2+ for Mg2+ results in the loss of the equivalence. In particular, this becomes apparent on binding of xylulose 5-phosphates to one of the two active centers of the enzyme, which caused the second center to undergo a several fold decrease in the affinity for the donor substrate.
|Status: Published||Type: Journal Article | Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't||PubMed ID: 18186462|
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