Subtilisin BPN' hydrolyses a single peptide bond in phosphorylase a. The two proteolytic fragments are attached to each other by noncovalent bonds in solution as shown by gel filtration and ultracentrifugation studies. The subtilisin nicked phosphorylase a is inactive, however, still binds AMP and glucose as judged by equilibrium dialysis and fluorescence experiments. The modified enzyme can be dephosphorylated by protein phosphatase and AMP is an effective inhibitor of the dephosphorylation reaction. Glucose cannot cancel the AMP inhibition as well as cannot expel AMP from the nucleotide binding site. Thus a single nick in the polypeptide chain breaks the "communication" between the two ligand binding domains.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 29 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology