Phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase of Torpedo californica electrocytes: physico-chemical characterization and regulation by calcium and vicinal molecules of phosphatidylinositol.

A phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase (Ptdlns 4-kinase, M(r) approximately 95,000) from the membranes of the electric organ of Torpedo californica was purified to apparent homogeneity. The Michaelis constant for ATP (KM = 280 +/- 60 microM at 20 degrees C) and the inhibition constant for adenosine (Ki = 0.4 mM at 20 degrees C) qualify the electrocyte Ptdlns 4… CONTINUE READING