Subunit A of calmodulin-dependent protein phosphatase requires Mn2+ for activity.

Bovine brain calmodulin-dependent protein phosphatase comprises a catalytic subunit A (Mr 60,000) and a regulatory subunit B (Mr 19,000). The native enzyme was active with Ca2+ or Mn2+. Upon resolution into its subunits in 6 M urea and 15 mM EDTA, subunit A was active with Mn2+; Co2+ and Ni2+ partially substituted for Mn2+, but Ca2+, Mg2+ and Zn2+ were… CONTINUE READING