Moacir Alberto Assis Campos

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The present work compares the effects of several ligands (phosphatase substrates, MgCl2, RbCl and inorganic phosphate) and temperature on the phosphatase activity and the E2(Rb) occluded conformation of Na+/K+-ATPase. Cooling from 37 degrees C to 20 degrees C and 0 degrees C (hydrolysis experiments) or from 20 degrees C to 0 degrees C (occlusion(More)
The K+-dependent p-nitrophenylphosphatase activity catalyzed by purified (Na+ + K+)-ATPase from pig kidney shows substrate inhibition (Ki about 9.5 mM at 2.1 mM Mg2+). Potassium antagonizes and sodium favours this inhibition. In addition , K+ reduces the apparent affinity for substrate activation, whereas p-nitrophenyl phosphate reduces the apparent(More)
The aim of the present work was to elucidate the role played by ATP and Mg2+ ions in the early steps of the Na+,K(+)-ATPase cycle. The approach was to follow pre-steady-state phosphorylation kinetics in Na(+)-containing K(+)-free solutions under variable ATP and MgCl2 concentrations. The experiments were performed with a rapid mixing apparatus at 20 +/- 2(More)
In experiments performed at 37 degrees C, Ca2+ reversibly inhibits the Na+-and (Na+ + K+)-ATPase activities and the K+-dependent phosphatase activity of (Na+ + K+)-ATPase. With 3 mM ATP, the Na+-ATPase was less sensitive to CaCl2 than the (Na+ + K+)-ATPase activity. With 0.02 mM ATP, the Na+-ATPase and the (Na+ + K+)-ATPase activities were similarly(More)
The aim of the present work was to study the Mg2+-Na+/K+-ATPase interaction that was proposed to lead to the formation of a stable Mg-enzyme complex during phosphorylation from ATP. Instead of Mg we used Mn, which can replace Mg as essential activator of Na+/K+-ATPase activity. The amounts of steady-state Mn bound to the enzyme were estimated at 0 degree C(More)
We studied the effects of Mg2+ and of ADP and other nucleoside diphosphates on the dephosphorylation of the E1P form of the partially purified pig kidney Na+,K+-ATPase at 20-22 degrees C. We report for the first time the rate of the reversal of ATP phosphorylation. The experiments were done on enzyme subjected to controlled chymotrypsin digestion consisting(More)
A (Ca2+, Mg2+)-ATPase activity and a (Ca2+, Mg2+)-dependent phosphorylation from ATP have been found in plasma membrane fragments from squid optical nerves under conditions where contamination by intracellular organelles is unlikely. The properties of this (Ca2+, Mg2+)-ATPase activity are almost identical to those of the ATP-dependent uncoupled Ca2+ efflux(More)
Interactions of Na, K, Ca and Mg ions with partially purified Na,K-ATPase from pig kidneys were investigated using as a tool simultaneous determinations of adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP)-adenosine 5'-diphosphate (ADP) exchange and ATPase activity catalysed by the enzyme. In the presence of 120 mM-NaCl and 0.5 mM-MgCl2, the effects 12 mM-KCl on ATP-ADP(More)
This investigation was performed to study the effect of lactose on the fixation of calcium in bones of rats. Lactose 3% and 10% concentration was used and the action was compared to that obtained by 67 U.I. of vitamin D in 100 g diet. The data obtained indicated very definitely that the presence of lactose in the diet favorably influences the fixation of Ca(More)
Samples of marine algae from Brazilian coast were analysed for the proximate composition, calcium, phosphorus, iron and aminoacids. Ulva fasciata, Enteromorpha intestinalis and Enteromorpha flexuosa have been studied, specimens being collected at "Mãe Luisa" beach in the State of Rio Grande do Norte, between the months of September and November 1973.(More)