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Neurochemical research

Purification and properties of a glycerophosphocholine phosphodiesterase from bovine brain myelin.


PMID 8139761

Abstract

An enzyme releasing phosphocholine from glycerophosphocholine was purified to apparent homogeneity based upon SDS-PAGE. The enzyme was liberated from lyophilized bovine myelin by differential detergent extraction and final purification was accomplished with Q-Sepharose Fast Flow chromatography yielding an apparently homogeneous protein. The molecular mass based upon PAGE was approximately 14 kDa. The enzyme was also capable of releasing p-nitrophenol from p-nitrophenyl-phosphocholine. Maximal activity was obtained with 0.2 mM ZnCl2 or 1 mM CoCl2. p-Nitrophenylphosphocholine and phosphocholine were competitive inhibitors of glycerophosphocholine hydrolysis with Ki's of 0.028 mM and 0.03 mM respectively. Glycerophosphocholine and phosphocholine were competitive inhibitors of p-nitrophenylphosphocholine hydrolysis with Ki's of 0.5 mM and 1.75 mM respectively.