Chelation of mercury by ouabain-sensitive and ouabain-resistant renal Na,K-ATPase.

Abstract

The SH-reactive HgCl2 inhibits the Na,K-ATPase activity potently in a manner antagonized only partially by EDTA or cysteine; solely dimercaprol, a dithiol antidote for mercury, blocks the HgCl2 effects entirely as confirmed also by 203Hg-binding experiments. The results reveal the presence of a chelating component in pure Na,K-ATPase with an affinity for… (More)

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