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Purification of the fructose 1,6-bisphosphate-dependent lactate dehydrogenase from Streptococcus uberis and an investigation of its existence in different forms.


ABSTRACT: The fructose 1,6-bisphosphate [Fru(1,6)P2]-dependent lactate dehydrogenase in cells of Streptococcus uberis N.C.D.O. 2039 was purified by a procedure that included chromatography on DEAE-cellulose and Blue Sepharose CL-6B in phosphate buffers. The enzyme appeared to interact with Blue Sepharose through NADH-binding sites. The homogeneous enzyme had catalytic properties that were generally similar to those of other Fru(1,6)P2-dependent lactate dehydrogenases, and it had no catalytic activity in the absence of Fru(1,6)P2. Its existence in different forms, depending on conditions, was investigated by ultracentrifugation, analytical gel filtration and activity measurements. It consisted of subunits with Mr 35,900 +/- 500 and, in the presence of adequate concentrations of Fru(1,6)P2, phosphate or NADH, it existed as a tetramer, whereas when these ligands were in lower concentrations or absent, the subunits were in a concentration-dependent association-dissociation equilibrium. Dissociation occurred slowly and inactivated the enzyme, and although added ligands reversed the dissociation, the lost activity was at best only partly restored. An exception occurred when dissociation was caused by a decrease in temperature, in which case the lost activity was fully restored at the original temperature. The tetramer also lost activity at certain ligand concentrations without dissociating. The results together indicated the presence on the enzyme of two classes of binding site for both Fru(1,6)P2 and NADH, and the likelihood that phosphate bound at the same sites as Fru(1,6)P2. Two different ligands together were much more effective at preventing inactivation and dissociation than was expected from their effectiveness when present separately. It was concluded that tetrameric forms of the enzyme rather than the enzyme in association-dissociation equilibrium were involved in the regulation of its activity in vivo.

SUBMITTER: Williams RA 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC1146904 | BioStudies | 1986-01-01

SECONDARY ACCESSION(S): 10.1042/bj2360721

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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