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SPATIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR LOCATION OF BASIC RESIDUES IN PEPTIDE-SUBSTRATES FOR SMOOTH-MUSCLE MYOSIN LIGHT CHAIN KINASE

BE KEMP, RB PEARSON

Journal of Biological Chemistry | AMER SOC BIOCHEMISTRY MOLECULAR BIOLOGY INC | Published : 1985

Abstract

The requirement of basic residues as substrate specificity determinants for the chicken gizzard myosin light chain kinase has been studied using synthetic peptide analogs of the local phosphorylation site sequence in the myosin light chains, Lys-Lys-Arg13-Pro-Gln-Arg16-Ala-Thr-Ser19-Asn-Val-Phe- Ala. The basic residue, Arg-16, was found to have a strong influence on the kinetics of phosphorylation similar to that reported previously for the three adjacent residues, Lys-11, Lys-12, and Lys-13 (Kemp, B. E., Pearson, R. B., and House, C. (1983) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 80, 7471-7475). The location of Arg-16 in relation to Ser-19 as well as the distance between Arg-13 and Arg-16 had a pro..

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