Purification and some properties of ATP-citrate lyase from rat brain

Andrzej Szutowicz, Paul A. Srere

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ATP-citrate lyase has been purified from rat brain by a new procedure which yields an enzyme of specific activity of 21 U/mg protein (37 °C) (2050-fold purification). Purity (by sodium dodecyl sulfate-gel electrophoresis) of the preparation was comparable to that of rat liver ATP-citrate lyase of similar specific activity. Both brain and liver ATP-citrate lyase have the same electrophoretic mobility, as well as the same immunoreactivity against specific rabbit anti-rat liver ATP-citrate lyase antibody. These data indicate that rat brain ATP-citrate lyase is similar or identical to that present in rat liver. Intraperitoneally injected 32Pi was incorporated into the structural phosphate of ATP-citrate lyase in rat liver but not into the rat brain enzyme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-174
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 15 1983


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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