Cyclic nucleotide binding properties and molecular forms of the cyclic-AMP-dependent protein kinase from bovine eye lens

Attila Takáts, Ferenc Antoni, Anna Faragó

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The activity of the cyclic-AMP-dependent protein kinase found in the crude extract of bovine eye lens cortical fibers was increased by 10-6 M cyclic AMP or 10-5 M cyclic GMP to the same extent, However, the interaction between cyclic AMP and cyclic GMP in the course of binding to the cyclic-AMP-dependent protein kinase did not seem to be competitive. Scatchard analysis of cyclic GMP binding by the crude extract indicated the presence of two types of cyclic GMP binding sites (Kd1 about 2 · 10-7 M, Kd2 about 5 · 10-6 M). Different species of cyclic nucleotide binding fractions were separated by Sephadex G-200 gel chromatography of the crude extract. The bulk of the low affinity cyclic GMP binding activity was found in the exclusion volume. The cyclic-AMP-dependent protein kinase eluted in two fraction (apparent molecular weight 300 000 and 150 000) and both protein kinase fractions were accompanied by the high affinity cyclic GMP binding activity. However, the ratios of this activity to the cyclic AMP binding activity were different in the two fractions, suggesting that different molecular weight forms of the holoenzyme had different cyclic nucleotide binding properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-483
Number of pages9
JournalBBA - Enzymology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 6 1979



  • (Bovine eye lens)
  • Cyclic nucleotide binding
  • Protein kinase

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  • Medicine(all)

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