Acidic phospholipids, unsaturated fatty acids, and limited proteolysis mimic the effect of calmodulin on the purified erythrocyte Ca2+ - ATPase.

The purified Ca2+-pumping ATPase of human erythrocyte membranes (Niggli, V., Adunyah, E. S., Penniston, J. T., and Carafoli, E. (1981) J. Biol. Chem. 256, 395-401) can be stimulated, in the absence of calmodulin, by other treatments. 1. A variety of acidic phospholipids (phosphatidylserine, cardiolipin, phosphatidylinositol, and phosphatidic acid) stimulate… CONTINUE READING