Identification and isolation of a 75-kDa inositol polyphosphate-5-phosphatase from human platelets

C. A. Mitchell, T. M. Connolly, P. W. Majerus

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We have identified, isolated, and characterized a second inositol polyphosphate-5-phosphatase enzyme from the soluble fraction of human platelets. The enzyme hydrolyzes inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (Ins(1,4,5)P3) to inositol 1,4-bisphosphate (Ins(1,4)P2) with an apparent K(m) of 24 μM and a V(max) of 25 μmol of Ins(1,4,5)P3 hydrolyzed/min/mg of protein. The enzyme hydrolyzes inositol (1,3,4,5)-tetrakisphosphate (Ins(1,3,4,5)P4) at a rate of 1.3 μmol of Ins(1,3,4,5)P4 hydrolyzed/min/mg of protein with an apparent K(m) of 7.5 μM. The enzyme also hydrolyzes inositol 1,2-cyclic 4,5-trisphosphate (cIns(1:2,4,5)P3) and Ins(4,5)P2. We purified this enzyme 2,220-fold from human platelets. The enzyme has a molecular mass of 75,000 as determined by both sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and be gel filtration chromatography. The enzyme requires magnesium ions for activity and is not inhibited by calcium ions. The 75-kDa inositol polyphosphate-5-phosphatase enzyme differs from the previously identified platelet inositol polyphosphate-5-phosphatase as follows: molecular size (75 kDa versus 45 kDa), affinity for Ins(1,3,4,5)P4 (K(m) 7.5 μM versus 0.5 μM), K(m) for Ins(1,4,5)P3 (24 μM versus 7.5 μM), regulation by protein kinase C, wherein the 45-kDa enzyme is phosphorylated and activated while the 75-kDa enzyme is not. The 75-kDa enzyme is inhibited by lower concentrations of phosphate (IC50 2 mM versus 16 mM for the 45-kDa enzyme) and is less inhibited by Ins(1,4)P2 than is the 45-kDa enzyme. The levels of inositol phosphates that act in calcium signalling are likely to be regulated by the interplay of these two enzymes both found in the same cell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8873-8877
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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