Kinetics of inhibition of sperm beta-acrosin activity by suramin.

Sperm beta-acrosin activity is inhibited by suramin, a polysulfonated naphthylurea compound with therapeutic potential as a combined antifertility agent and microbicide. A kinetic analysis of enzyme inhibition suggests that three and four molecules of suramin bind to one molecule of ram and boar beta-acrosins respectively. Surface charge distribution models… (More)