Two different fructokinase isoforms of Arabidopsis thaliana have been identified and characterized by non-denaturing electrophoresis followed by activity-staining. The two fructokinases, fructokinase1 (FRK1) and fructokinase2 (FRK2), showed a high specificity for fructose and did not stain when glucose or mannose were used as substrate. Fructose and ATP at high concentrations (above 5 mM) induced a substrate inhibition of the two enzymatic activities. Arabidopsis FRK1 and FRK2 were capable of employing GTP, CTP, UTP and TTP as phosphate donors, although with a significantly lower efficiency than ATP. The two fructokinase activities were also activated by K+, at around 10-20 mM, and inhibited by ADP and AMP at concentrations above 10 mM. Finally, FRK1 and FRK2 showed a different expression pattern in the plant, with FRK1 being more abundant in the roots and FRK2 in the shoots. The results demonstrate a simple technique that provides important information about fructokinase activities in the plants and which can be useful for the analysis of Arabidopsis mutants. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
CHARACTERIZATION OF TWO ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA FRUCTOKINASES / Gonzali, S.; Pistelli, Laura; De bellis, L.; Alpi, Amedeo. - In: PLANT SCIENCE. - ISSN 0168-9452. - STAMPA. - 160(2001), pp. 1107-1114.
|Autori:||Gonzali, S.; Pistelli, Laura; De bellis, L.; Alpi, Amedeo|
|Titolo:||CHARACTERIZATION OF TWO ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA FRUCTOKINASES|
|Anno del prodotto:||2001|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/s0168-9452(01)00350-8|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|