Low affinity acceleration of the phosphorylation reaction of the Na,K-ATPase by ATP.

The maximum rate of phosphorylation (rm) of a highly purified Na,K-ATPase from red outer medulla of pig kidney was measured at 25 degrees C as a function of ATP concentration in media with Mg2+, Na+, and no K+. When rm was plotted as a function of the concentration of ATP a biphasic response was observed with a hyperbolic component of high affinity (Km = 15… (More)