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Formation and Decay of the Vanadate Complex of the Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Calcium Transport Protein

Pankaj Medda and Wilhelm Hasselbach


The calcium free sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium transport ATPase incorporates in the presence of magnesium ions approx. 8 nmol monovanadate per mg protein, indicating the formation of a complex containing one vanadate residue per enzyme molecule. On ligand-removal or dilution, the saturated enzyme complex displays biphasic decay kinetics, while the unsaturated complex slowly dissociates monophasically. - Ligand competition by raising the concentrations of unlabeled vanadate results in a progressive decrease of the dissociation rate of the unsaturated enzyme. The complicated dissociation kinetics indicate a sequential mode of interaction between two ligand binding sites. The one to one stoichiometry of the complex suggests that the two sites are located at adjacent ATPase molecules. - It appears unlikely that the decay of the enzyme, vanadate complex is retarded by the formation of a stable quaternary complex between the enzyme, magnesium, mono-and polyvanadate.

Received: 1985-8-23
Published Online: 2014-6-2
Published in Print: 1985-10-1

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