Journal article

SMOOTH-MUSCLE MYOSIN KINASE REQUIRES RESIDUES ON THE COOH-TERMINAL SIDE OF THE PHOSPHORYLATION SITE - PEPTIDE INHIBITORS

RB PEARSON, LY MISCONI, BE KEMP

Journal of Biological Chemistry | AMER SOC BIOCHEMISTRY MOLECULAR BIOLOGY INC | Published : 1986

Abstract

The COOH-terminal residue in peptide analogs of the phosphorylation site sequence in smooth muscle myosin light chains, Lys11-Lys12-Arg13-Ala-Ala-Arg16-Ala-Thr-Ser19 -(P)Asn20-Val21-Phe22-Ala23, were shown to have a strong influence on the kinetics of peptide phosphorylation. The peptides 11-19, 11-20, 11-21, 11-22, and 11-23 were all phosphorylated by the myosin light chain kinase with similar apparent Km values in the range 11-17 microM. The Vmax varied 40-fold, with the peptides 11-19, 11-20, 11-21, 11-22, and 11-23 having Vmax values of 0.035, 0.045, 0.32, 1.74, and 1.43 mumol X min-1 X mg-1 respectively. These results indicated that Ala23 was not essential whereas Phe22 and Val21 had a ..

View full abstract