The cytosolic G-protein alpha-subunit in human neutrophils responds to treatment with guanine nucleotides and magnesium.

The hydrodynamic properties of the Gi2 alpha-subunit in human neutrophil cytosol were analyzed. The S20,w value was 3.3 S at 30 degrees C and 4.1 S at 4 degrees C. Reconstitution of the cytosolic alpha-subunit with beta gamma-complex purified from porcine brain resulted in an S20,w value of 4.0 S at 30 degrees C and 4.2 S at 4 degrees C. Treatment of… (More)