Properties of two phosphatases and a cyclic phosphodiesterase of Salmonella typhimurium.


The properties of three phosphatases from Salmonella typhimurium have been examined. A cyclic 2',3'-nucleotide phosphodiesterase (EC 3.1.4.d) hydrolyzes cyclic 2',3'-purine and -pyrimidine nucleotides, as well as 3'-mononucleotides, and has a pH optimum of about 7.5. It requires divalent cations for activity and has a molecular weight of 67,000. Acid hexose phosphatase (EC possesses activity towards hexose phosphates as well as other sugar phosphates. The enzyme is apparently a dimer of 37,000-dalton subunits. Nonspecific acid phosphatase (EC hydrolyzes a variety of phosphate esters, including nucleotides and sugar phosphates. The enzyme also hydrolyzes the phosphoric anhydride bonds of pyrophosphate and nucleotides. Michaelis constants of the nonspecific acid phosphatase for several of its substrates are in the 1 to 2 mM range. Nonspecific acid phosphatase is a dimer of 27,000-dalton subunits.


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@article{Weppelman1977PropertiesOT, title={Properties of two phosphatases and a cyclic phosphodiesterase of Salmonella typhimurium.}, author={R. M. Weppelman and Larry D Kier and Bruce N. Ames}, journal={Journal of bacteriology}, year={1977}, volume={130 1}, pages={411-9} }