Isolation and Characterization of Phosphoenolpyruvate Phosphatase from Germinating Mung Beans (Vigna radiata).

A phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) phosphatase was purified to homogeneity from germinating mung beans (Vigna radiata). It was found to be a tetrameric protein (molecular mass 240,000 daltons) made up of apparently identical subunits (subunit molecular mass 60,000 daltons). It was free from bound nucleotides. It did not show pyruvate kinase activity. The enzyme… (More)