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Improved purification and characterization of membraneous and cytosolic inositol phospholipid-specific phospholipases C from porcine brain cortex

Item Type:Article
Title:Improved purification and characterization of membraneous and cytosolic inositol phospholipid-specific phospholipases C from porcine brain cortex
Creators Name:Hoffmann, B. and Seib, C. and Hoeer, A. and Hoeer, D. and Oberdisse, E. and Rosenthal, W. and Schultz, G.
Abstract:A phospholipase C was solubilized and purified from membranes of porcine brain cortex. Simultaneously, a phospholipase C was purified from a cytosolic fraction of porcine brain cortex. The enrichment of phospholipase C from either fraction was about 1000-fold as determined by hydrolysis of phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate. Phospholipases C purified from membranes or from cytosol were indistinguishable with regard to the following properties: The enzyme activities copurified with a protein of 145 kDa. The standard sedimentation coefficients (s20,w values) of the purified enzymes were 6.2 S in the absence or presence of 0.3% (w/v) sodium cholate; Stokes' radii, estimated by gel filtration on a Superose 6 HR 10/30 column in the presence of 0.3% sodium cholate, were 4.5 nm; calculated molecular masses were about 120 kDa; no significant hydrolysis of phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylserine by preparations of purified phospholipase C was observed; adenine and guanine nucleotides affected the activity of purified enzymes in a complex manner. Thus, the enzymes purified from membraneous and from cytosolic fractions exhibited properties of the phospholipase C-beta form. The enzymes purified from either fraction required Ca2+ at a low concentration (100 nM to 10 microM) for maximal activity. The advantage of the present purification procedure is that the purified enzymes were free of phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate 5-phosphatase, inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate 5-phosphatase and guanine nucleotide-binding proteins after three chromatographic steps. The purified enzymes may, therefore, prove useful for studying the hormonal regulation of phospholipase C in reconstituted systems and for the preparation of [5-32P]inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate from [5-32P]phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate.
Keywords:Cell Membrane, Density Gradient Centrifugation, Cerebral Cortex, Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid Chromatography, Cytosol, Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis, GTP-Binding Proteins, Immunoblotting, Nucleotides, Phosphatidylinositols, Substrate Specificity, Type C Phospholipases, Animals, Swine
Source:Biomedica Biochimica Acta
ISSN:0232-766X
Publisher:Akademie Verl. (Germany)
Volume:50
Number:1
Page Range:31-46
Date:1991
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