We have isolated a complex of two proteins from bovine kidney that bind to adenosine deaminase immobilized on Sepharose 4B. One protein, with M(r) = 110,000, comigrates on both PAGE and SDS-PAGE gels with complexing protein isolated from rabbit kidney by the method of Schrader et al. (Schrader, W. P., Harder, C. M., and Schrader, D. K. (1983) Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B Comp. Biochem. 75, 119-126). The second protein has a M(r) = 70,000. Both proteins bind to the adenosine deaminase-Sepharose but not to a control resin of bovine serum albumin bound to Sepharose. Based on a comparison of partial and complete denaturation on SDS-PAGE the two proteins appear to be bound to each other. At adenosine concentrations of 0.5-1 mM the isolated complexing protein increases small subunit adenosine deminase catalytic activity by 20-30%. There may be some inhibition of catalytic activity at low adenosine concentrations. We have designated the 110,000 M(r) protein CP-I, the 70,000 M(r) protein CP-II and the complex of these two CP.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology