Changes in the quaternary structure of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase induced by ionic strength affect its catalytic activity.

Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase from maize leaves dissociated into dimers and/or monomers when exposed to increasing ionic strength (e.g. 200-400 mM NaCl) as indicated by gel filtration experiments. Changes in the oligomerization state were dependent on pH, time of preincubation with salt and protein concentration. A dissociation into dimers and monomers… CONTINUE READING