Regulation of the synthesis and hydrolysis of ATP by mitochondrial ATPase. Role of Mg2+.

ATP hydrolysis, the exchange of inorganic phosphate with ATP, and ATP synthesis have been studied as a function of Mg2+ concentration in bovine heart submitochondrial particles. The rate of exchange is low at concentrations of Mg2+ below 3 mM, at higher concentrations, the exchange is several times higher. ATP hydrolysis shows a different pattern with… CONTINUE READING