In our previous study of the rat brain α-amidating activity, we suggested that a protein of 41 kdal (41K protein) that shows no α-amidating activity is required for the reaction at neutral pH in addition to an α-amidating enzyme of 36 kdal(36K enzyme). Here we report on the purification of both proteins to near homogeneity and provide evidence that α-amidation proceeds via a two-step mechanism involving a stable intermediate at neutral pH, which is initially formed by the 36K enzyme and then readily converted into an amide product by the 41K protein.
|ジャーナル||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|出版ステータス||Published - 1990 6 15|
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