The role of loop 6/7 in folding and functional performance of Na,K-ATPase.

Alanine substitutions were made for 15 amino acids in the cytoplasmic loop between transmembrane helices 6 and 7 (L6/7) of the human alpha(1)-subunit of Na,K-ATPase. Most mutations reduced Na,K-ATPase activity by less than 50%; however, the mutations R834A, R837A, and R848A reduced Na,K-ATPase activity by 75, 89, and 66%, respectively. Steady-state… CONTINUE READING