The effect of the sesquiterpene lactones from Geigeria on glycolytic enzymes.

The effect of sesquiterpene lactones isolated from Geigeria was tested on three glycolytic enzymes. Phosphofructokinase was inhibited irreversibly by all of the sesquiterpene lactones, with ivalin(III) giving the highest extent of inhibition. Values for the kinetic constants Ki (1.3 mM) and kp (2.2 min-1) were established. Hexokinase and glyceraldehyde-3… CONTINUE READING