Institut for Biomedicin

Mikael Esmann

Determination of rate constants for nucleotide dissociation from Na,K-ATPase

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A method for determining individual rate constants for nucleotide binding to and dissociation from membrane bound pig kidney Na,K-ATPase is presented. The method involves determination of the rate of relaxation when Na,K-ATPase in the presence of eosin is mixed with ADP or ATP in a stopped-flow fluorescence apparatus. It is shown that the nucleotide dependence of this rate of relaxation--taken together with measured equilibrium binding values for eosin and ADP--makes possible a reasonably reliable determination of the rate constant for dissociation of nucleotide, i.e., determination of the rate constant k-1 in the following model (where E denotes Na,K-ATPase): [formula: see text] All experiments are carried out at about 4 degrees C in a buffer containing 200 mM sucrose, 10 mM EDTA, 25 mM Tris and 73 mM NaCl (pH 7.4). Values obtained for the rate constants for dissociation are about 6 s-1 for ADP and 2-3 s-1 for ATP.
TidsskriftBBA General Subjects
Sider (fra-til)20-28
Antal sider9
StatusUdgivet - 21 sep. 1992

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