• Journal Article

Phosphohistidine and phospholysine phosphatase activities in the rat: potential protein-lysine and protein-histidine phosphatases?

Citation

Wong, C., Faiola, B., Wu, W., & Kennelly, P. J. (1993). Phosphohistidine and phospholysine phosphatase activities in the rat: potential protein-lysine and protein-histidine phosphatases? Biochemical Journal, 296 ( Pt 2), 293-296.

Abstract

We have detected phosphohistidine and phospholysine phosphatase activities in rat tissue extracts using partially phosphorylated, high-molecular-mass (> 10 kDa) polymers of histidine and lysine as substrates. Multiple phosphohistidine- and phospholysine-specific phosphatases were present in these extracts based on observed differences in heat stability, sensitivity to bivalent metal ions and thiol modifying reagents, and/or elution from DE-52 cellulose. The properties of these phosphohistidine and phospholysine phosphatases were distinct from those of the phosphomonoester-specific protein phosphatases or the N-P phosphohydrolases that act on the free phosphoamino acids phosphoarginine, 3-phosphohistidine or phospholysine