Monomeric alkaline phosphatase of Vibrio cholerae

Roy, N. K. ; Ghosh, R. K. ; Das, J. (1982) Monomeric alkaline phosphatase of Vibrio cholerae Journal of Bacteriology, 150 (3). pp. 1033-1039. ISSN 0021-9193

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Alkaline phosphatase has been purified to homogeneity from two strains of Vibrio cholerae. The enzymes from both strains are single polypeptides of molecular weight 60,000. Both of the enzymes have pH optima around 8.0 and can act on a variety of organic phosphate esters, glucose-1-phosphate being the best substrate. The enzymes are unable to hydrolyze ATP and AMP. Although they have identical Km values, the two enzymes differ significantly in Vmax with p-nitrophenyl phosphate as substrate. The enzymes from the two strains also differ in their sensitivity to EDTA, Pi, and metal ions and activities of the apoenzymes. Ca2+ reactivated the apoenzymes most.

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