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The Journal of biological chemistry

Bovine cardiac myosin subfragment 1. Transient kinetics of ATP hydrolysis.


PMID 6146613

Abstract

The kinetics of binding and hydrolysis of ATP by bovine cardiac myosin subfragment 1 has been reinvestigated. More than 90% of the total fluorescence amplitude associated with ATP hydrolysis occurs with an apparent second-order rate constant of 8.1 X 10(5) M-1 S-1 and a limiting rate constant of approximately 140 S-1 (100 mM KCl, 50 mM 1,3-bis-[tris(hydroxymethyl)methylamino]-propane, 10 mM MgCl2, pH 7.0, 20 degrees C); the remaining 10% occurs more slowly (approximately 1 S-1). The observed rate constants are independent of subfragment 1 concentration under pseudo first-order conditions for ATP with respect to protein. The fraction of protein which hydrolyzes ATP rapidly is not a function of the nucleotide or protein concentration and appears to be constant irrespective of ionic strength or temperature within the range studied (50-100 mM KCl, pH 7.0, 15-20 degrees C). These data are compared to that obtained previously using subfragment 1 prepared by a different method which showed ATP-dependent aggregation of two protein species.