Influence of fructose 2,6-bisphosphate and MgATP on rat liver phosphofructokinase at pH 7: evidence for a complex interdependence. Academic Article uri icon


  • The relationship between fructose 2,6-bisphosphate (Fru-2,6-BP) activation and MgATP inhibition of rat liver phosphofructokinase has been comprehensively evaluated at pH 7. When either ligand is varied at a fixed concentration of the other, its influence on the concentration of fructose 6-phosphate (Fru-6-P) required to produce half-maximal velocity, Ka, is usually well described by the same simple, single-modifier linkage expression that described the actions of these ligands at pH 9. However, the effects of both ligands together cannot be described by the same overall linkage relationship that described their actions at pH 9. Specifically, despite an overall antagonistic relationship between the binding of MgATP and that of Fru-2,6-BP, very low concentrations of Fru-2,6-BP appear to facilitate the binding of MgATP to an appreciable degree. Also, MgATP at high concentration appears to inhibit the binding of Fru-2,6-BP to a significantly greater extent than its actions at lower concentration would predict. These additional features of MgATP-Fru-2,6-BP interaction have been incorporated into an overall linkage expression describing the actions of both MgATP and Fru-2,6-BP on Ka for Fru-6-P. The best fit parameters predict the data to within an average standard error of +/- 21%.

published proceedings

  • Arch Biochem Biophys

author list (cited authors)

  • Reinhart, G. D., & Hartleip, S. B

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Reinhart, GD||Hartleip, SB

publication date

  • July 1992