Institut for Biomedicin

Mikael Esmann

Conformational transitions of detergent-solubilized Na,K-ATPase are conveniently monitored by the fluorescent probe 6-carboxy-eosin

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6-carboxy-eosin is introduced as a sensitive, non-covalently bound fluorescent probe for monitoring conformational changes in detergent-solubilized Na,K-ATPase. The dissociation constant for 6-carboxy-eosin is about 0.1 microM in 20 mM NaCl at 6 degrees C (pH 7.0) for Na,K-ATPase solubilized in C12E8. It is shown that the slow conformational change from E2 (in K+) to E1 (in Na+) is 4-fold more rapid in the solubilized state than in the membrane-bound state, both for shark rectal gland and pig kidney Na,K-ATPase. The rate of the E1 to E2 transition is rapid and of the same order of magnitude both for the membrane-bound and the solubilized enzyme. All conformational transitions are considerably slower for pig kidney enzyme than for shark enzyme, both in the membrane-bound and in the solubilized state.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Vol/bind174
Nummer1
Sider (fra-til)63-69
Antal sider7
ISSN0006-291X
StatusUdgivet - 15 jan. 1991

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