Mechanism of irreversible inactivation of phenylalanine-4- and tryptophan-5-hydroxylases by [4-36Cl, 2-14C]p-chlorophenylalanine: A revision

@article{Gl1982MechanismOI,
  title={Mechanism of irreversible inactivation of phenylalanine-4- and tryptophan-5-hydroxylases by [4-36Cl, 2-14C]p-chlorophenylalanine: A revision},
  author={E. Martin G{\'a}l and D. H. Whitacre},
  journal={Neurochemical Research},
  year={1982},
  volume={7},
  pages={13-26}
}
Intraperitoneal injection of [4-36Cl, 2-14C]p-chlorophenylalanine (pCPA) (300 mg/kg) in rats revealed absence of chlorine in pure hepatic phenylalanine hydroxyase, while the carbon label appeared as 1–4 moles/mole of [14C]tyrosine in the inactivated phenylalanine and cerebral tryptophan-5-hydroxylase. Crystalline muscle aldolase and tyrosine hydroxylase also revealed the presence of [2-14C]tyrosine from [2-14C]pCPA without inactivating these enzymes. Injection of L-[(U)-14C] tyrosine led to its… CONTINUE READING