High molecular weight acid phosphatase of chicken liver: Separation and characterization

S. A. Saeed, M. A. Waqar, M. Anwar Waqar, S. F. Kazim, A. Basit, N. Ahmad

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High molecular weight acid phosphatase was purified from chicken liver with a specific activity of 21 U/ mg and a recovery of 1 %. Purification was achieved 550 fold. The enzyme was seemed to be homogeneous on sodium dodecyl sulphate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). The molecular weight was estimated to be 100 killo daltons (kDa) by gel filtration on Sephadex G-100 and 50 kDa by SDS-PAGE. Km against para-nitrophenyl phosphate and phenyl phosphate at pH 5.5 were found to be 0.11mM and 0.15mM respectively, while Vmax for these two substrates were 22.9 Umin-1mg -1 and 19.7 Umin-1mg-1 of protein respectively. The enzyme was strongly inhibited by fluoride, tartrate, phosphate, vanadate and molybdate and were found competitive inhibitors. Para-nitrophenyl phosphate, phenyl phosphate and α-naphthyl phosphate were found good substrates. Other substrates were also hydrolyzed but at slower rates. No activation was observed with purine basis, glycerol or methanol etc. and thus not possessing phosphotransferase activity..

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-372
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes


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