Reference: Lambeir AM, et al. (1987) Kinetic properties of triose-phosphate isomerase from Trypanosoma brucei brucei. A comparison with the rabbit muscle and yeast enzymes. Eur J Biochem 168(1):69-74

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The kinetic properties of Trypanosoma brucei brucei triose-phosphate isomerase are compared with those of the commercially available rabbit muscle and yeast enzymes and with published data on the chicken muscle enzyme. With glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate as substrate Km = 0.25 +/- 0.05 mM and kcat = 3.7 X 10(5) min-1. With dihydroxyacetone phosphate as substrate Km = 1.2 +/- 0.1 mM and kcat = 6.5 X 10(4) min-1. The pH dependence of Km and Vmax at 0.1 M ionic strength is in agreement with the results published for the yeast and chicken muscle enzymes. At ionic strength below 0.05 M the effect of a charged group specific for the trypanosomal enzyme and absent from the yeast and rabbit muscle enzymes becomes detectable. This effect significantly increases Km whereas Vmax becomes slightly higher. Trypanosomal triose-phosphate isomerase is inhibited by sulphate, phosphate and arsenate ions, by 2-phosphoglycolate and a number of documented inhibitors in the same concentration range as are the other triose-phosphate isomerases. The trypanocidal drug, Suramin inhibits T. brucei and rabbit muscle triose-phosphate isomerase to the same extent while leaving the yeast enzyme relatively unaffected.

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Journal Article | Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't | Comparative Study
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Lambeir AM, Opperdoes FR, Wierenga RK
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