Extracellular hydrolysis of diadenosine polyphosphates, ApnA, by bovine chromaffin cells in culture.

An ectoenzyme hydrolyzing diadenosine polyphosphates (ApnA) to AMP and Ap(n-1) has been studied in cultured chromaffin cells from bovine adrenal medulla. The KM value for extracellular Ap4A hydrolysis was 2.90 +/- 0.72 microM, the V(max) value obtained was 11.59 +/- 0.92 pmol/min x 10(6) cells (116 pmol/min.mg total protein). Ap3A, Ap5A, Ap6A, and Gp4G were… CONTINUE READING