W W Landgraf

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The regulation of the cytosolic calcium concentration was investigated in freshly isolated adult bovine tracheal smooth muscle cells using fura 2. These cells contain 1.1 and 1.8 pmol of cGMP kinase and cAMP kinase per mg protein, respectively. Carbachol, histamine, serotonin, isoproterenol, and salbutamol increased the cytosolic calcium in a dose-dependent(More)
cDNA of bovine cGMP-dependent protein kinase (cGMP kinase) isozymes I alpha and I beta differ only in their amino-terminal domains (amino acids 1-89 and 1-104, respectively). Each recombinant isozyme (rI alpha and rI beta) was transiently expressed in COS-7 cells and its properties were compared with the cGMP kinase isozymes P-I and P-II purified from(More)
Cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP)-dependent protein kinase has been cloned from bovine trachea. The isozymes I alpha and I beta, which differ only in their amino-terminal domains were expressed transiently in COS-7 cells. Both isozymes were activated by cGMP and cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP). However, approximately 10-fold higher concentrations(More)
The allosteric regulation of binding to and the activation of cGMP-dependent protein kinase (cGMP kinase) was studied under identical conditions at 30 degrees C using three forms of cGMP-kinase which differed in the amino-terminal segment, e.g. native cGMP kinase, phosphorylated cGMP kinase which contained 1.4 +/- 0.4 mol phosphate/subunit and(More)
Treatment of cGMP-dependent protein kinase with low concentrations of trypsin generates an enzyme fragment of 65 kDa which is fully active in the absence of cGMP. The fragment has a s20,w value of 4.6 S indicating that the active fragment is a monomer of 65 kDa. Trypsin removes the first 77 amino acids which contain the aminoterminal dimerization site and(More)
Cyclic-GMP-dependent protein kinase contains two binding sites for cGMP, which have different affinities for cGMP. Autophosphorylation of the enzyme affects mainly the binding of cGMP to the 'high'-affinity site (site 1). The enzyme binds cAMP and cAMP stimulates the phosphotransferase activity of the native enzyme half-maximally at 44 microM.(More)
Lu49888, a photoaffinity analog of verapamil, was used to identify specific binding sites for phenylalkylamines of calcium channels present in rabbit skeletal muscle microsomes. Direct binding equilibrium measurements and displacement curves of Lu49888 by its non-radioactive analog yielded an apparent single class of binding sites with Kd and Bmax values of(More)