Functional analysis of the effect of monoclonal antibodies on monkey liver phenylalanine hydroxylase

I. G. Jennings, R. G. Russell McR., W. L.F. Armarego, R. G.H. Cotton

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An analysis of the effect of eleven monoclonal antibodies on the functional characteristics of monkey liver phenylalanine hydroxylase is presented. These eleven antibodies have been found to react with eight distinct regions on the phenylalanine hydroxylase protein. PH1 antibody inhibits enzyme activity, is dependent on phenylalanine for its binding, and appears to be related to structural changes occurring during phenylalanine activation of the enzyme activity. PH2 and PH3 antibodies stimulate enzyme activity, their binding is inhibited by lysolecithin and this group apparently is recognizing structures involved in lysolecithin activation of the enzyme activity. PH5, PH10, PH12 and PH6 recognise sites on phenylalanine hydroxylase affected by lysolecithin activation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-138
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1986
Externally publishedYes

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