Journal article

Inactivation of chicken liver pyruvate carboxylase by 1,10-phenanthroline.

JA Carver, GS Baldwin, DB Keech, R Bais, JC Wallace

Biochem J | Published : 1988


Inactivation of chicken liver pyruvate carboxylase by the chelating agent 1,10-phenanthroline follows pseudo-first-order kinetics. The hyperbolic dependence of the apparent first-order rate constant on 1,10-phenanthroline concentration is consistent with a two-step inactivation mechanism, in which 1,10-phenanthroline binds firstly to the enzyme, and secondly to the enzyme-bound Mn(II) ion. Binding of 1,10-phenanthroline to pyruvate carboxylase results in complete loss of ATP/Pi exchange activity, but only a 61% decrease in pyruvate/oxaloacetate exchange activity. The rate of inactivation is greater at low enzyme concentrations, implying that binding of 1,10-phenanthroline to monomers and dim..

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