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Contribution of different protein phosphatases to the dephosphorylation of 6-phosphofructo-1-kinase and 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase/fructose-2,6-bisphosphatase in rat liver.

By G Mieskes and H D Söling

Abstract

The nature of rat liver protein phosphatases involved in the dephosphorylation of the glycolytic key enzyme 6-phosphofructo-1-kinase and the regulatory enzyme 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase/fructose 2,6-bisphosphatase was investigated. In terms of the classification system proposed by Ingebritsen & Cohen [(1983) Eur. J. Biochem. 132, 255-261], only the type-2 protein phosphatases 2A (which can be separated into 2A1 and 2A2) and 2C act on these substrates. Fractionation of rat liver extracts by anion-exchange chromatography and gel filtration revealed that protein phosphatase 2A is responsible for most of the 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase/fructose-2,6-bisphosphatase phosphatase activity (activity ratio 2A/2C = 4:1). On the other hand, 6-phosphofructo-1-kinase phosphatase activity is equally distributed between protein phosphatases 2A (2A1 plus 2A2) and 2C. In addition, the possible role of low-Mr compounds for the control of purified protein phosphatase 2C was examined. At near-physiological concentrations, none of the metabolites studied significantly affected the rate of dephosphorylation of 6-phosphofructo-1-kinase, 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase/fructose-2,6-bisphosphatase, pyruvate kinase or fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1985
DOI identifier: 10.1042/bj2250665
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:1144642
Provided by: PubMed Central
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