Enhancement of (Ca2+ + Mg2+)-ATPase activity of human erythrocyte membranes by hemolysis in isosmotic imidazole buffer. II. Dependence on calcium and a cytoplasmic activator.


1. Activity of the (Ca2+ + Mg2+)-ATPase of erythrocyte membrane may be enhanced by a cytoplasmic protein activator. The presence of Ca2+ is necessary for the ionic strength-dependent interaction between the erythrocyte membrane and the activator. This is true no matter the purity of activator (unfractionated hemolysis supernatant or partially purified… (More)