H Géry Hers

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Rat liver 6-phosphofructokinase (ATP-D-fructose-6-phosphate 1-phosphotransferase, EC 2.7.1.11) was partially purified free of interfering enzymes by a rapid procedure. Fructose 2,6-bisphosphate, at micromolar concentrations, greatly stimulated the enzyme by increasing its affinity for fructose 6-phosphate and relieving the inhibition by ATP. Its action was(More)
Rice (Oryza sativa) seeds were imbibed for 3 days and the seedlings were further incubated for 8 days in the presence of either air or nitrogen. In aerobiosis, the specific activity of pyrophosphate:fructose 6-phosphate 1-phosphotransferase and that of the ATP-dependent phosphofructokinase increased about fourfold. In anaerobiosis, the specific activity of(More)
1. The properties of phosphorylase a, phosphorylase b, phosphorylase kinase and phosphorylase phosphatase present in a human haemolysate were investigated. The two forms of phosphorylase have the same affinity for glucose 1-phosphate but greatly differ in Vmax. Phosphorylase b is only partially stimulated by AMP, since, in the presence of the nucleotide, it(More)
The major factor that controls glycogen metabolism in the liver is the concentration of phorphorylase alpha. Indeed, this enzyme catalyzes the limiting step of glycogen breakdown and, by controlling the activity of synthetase phosphatase, also regulates glycogen synthesis. The formation of phosphorylase alpha is stimulated by cAMP, by glycogen, and(More)
Gopher et al [Gopher, A., Vaisman, N., Mandel, H. & Lapidot, A. (1990) Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 87, 5449-5453] recently reported that about 50% of the glucose formed from [U-13C]fructose infused nasogastrically in children contained 13C3 adjacent to 13C4. Assuming a high isotopic dilution of the triosephosphate pool, the authors concluded that about 50% of(More)
The exact pathway whereby the initial catabolism of the adenine nucleotides proceeds from AMP and the possibility of a recycling of adenosine were investigated in human erythrocytes. Adenine nucleotide catabolism, reflected by the production of hypoxanthine, is very slow under physiologic conditions and can be greatly increased by suppression of glucose or(More)
Pyrophosphate : fructose-6-phosphate phosphotransferase (PPi-PFK) has been purified 150-fold from potato tubers and the kinetic properties of the purified enzyme have been investigated both in the forward and the reverse direction. Saturation curves for fructose 6-phosphate and also for fructose 1,6-bisphosphate were sigmoidal whereas those for PPi and Pi(More)