Reactivity of sulphydryl groups of cytosolic and mitochondrial aspartate aminotransferases from ox heart has been studied. A total of 5 and 7 cysteine residues per monomer are present in cAATo and mAATo, respectively. In native conditions only a single sulphydryl group can be titrated by Nbs2 while the catalytic activity remains unchanged, however in the mitochondrial isozyme the reactivity depends on the functional state of the enzyme. Reactivity toward NEM reveals the existence of a syncatalytic sulphydryl group in the cytosolic isozyme. Titration of cAATo with pMB at pH 8 and pH 5 confirms the existence of two exposed sulphydryl groups with a different reactivity. The results compared with those reported on the corresponding isozymes from pig and chicken heart show that syncatalytic sulphydryl groups are of general occurrence in these enzymes.

Reactivity of sulphydryl groups of cytosolic and mitochondrial bovine aspartate aminotransferases.

PETRILLI, PASQUALE;PUCCI, PIETRO;SANNIA, GIOVANNI;MARINO, GENNARO
1981

Abstract

Reactivity of sulphydryl groups of cytosolic and mitochondrial aspartate aminotransferases from ox heart has been studied. A total of 5 and 7 cysteine residues per monomer are present in cAATo and mAATo, respectively. In native conditions only a single sulphydryl group can be titrated by Nbs2 while the catalytic activity remains unchanged, however in the mitochondrial isozyme the reactivity depends on the functional state of the enzyme. Reactivity toward NEM reveals the existence of a syncatalytic sulphydryl group in the cytosolic isozyme. Titration of cAATo with pMB at pH 8 and pH 5 confirms the existence of two exposed sulphydryl groups with a different reactivity. The results compared with those reported on the corresponding isozymes from pig and chicken heart show that syncatalytic sulphydryl groups are of general occurrence in these enzymes.
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