Journal of comparative physiology

, Volume 142, Issue 4, pp 501–507 | Cite as

Effects of arginine phosphate and octopine on glycolytic enzyme activities fromSepia officinalis mantle muscle

  • Kenneth B. Storey


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    Effects of arginine phosphate, arginine, and octopine as modulators of enzyme activity were tested on several partially purified glycolytic enzymes fromSepia officinalis mantle muscle.

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    Arginine phosphate, at concentrations within its physiological range in resting muscle, was found to be an inhibitor of hexokinase, phosphofructokinase, α-glycerophosphate dehydrogenase, glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase, phosphoglycerate kinase, and pyruvate kinase.

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    Octopine, the glycolytic end product of mantle muscle, activated pyruvate kinase and phosphoglucomutase but inhibited hexokinase and phosphofructokinase. Arginine affected only one enzyme, slightly inhibiting phosphoglycerate kinase.

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    The effects of arginine phosphate and octopine were indicated to be direct effects on the glycolytic enzymes themselves as the purification procedures used removed any potential artifact-producing, contaminating enzymes.

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    The potential roles of arginine phosphate and octopine in the regulation of mantle muscle metabolism in resting versus active muscle are discussed.



Enzyme Arginine Hexokinase Pyruvate Kinase Purification Procedure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth B. Storey
    • 1
  1. 1.The LaboratoryPlymouthEngland

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