Regulation of binding of phosphofructokinase to myofibrils in the red and white muscle of the barred sand bass, Paralabrax nebulifer (Serranidae)
Journal of Experimental Biology
The binding of phosphofructokinase (PFK) to myofibrils from the white muscle of the fish Paralabrax nebulifer (Girard, 1854) is sensitive to factors known to be allosteric regulators of PFK activity. PFK in Triton-X-100-extracted muscle remains bound to myofibrils at pH 7.0 and is fully solubilized by increasing the pH to 8.0. The curve describing the pH-dependence of PFK binding to myofibrils is similar in its steepness to pH versus activity curves of PFK at low temperature. Nucleotides are
... Nucleotides are also potent modulators, preventing the association of PFK with myofibrils at concentrations between 20 and 60 mumol l-1 of ATP, ADP, MgATP or GTP, listed in order of effectiveness. PFKs in the red and white muscle extracts differ in their pH-dependence of binding to myofibrils, and their kinetic and regulatory properties (response to citrate, pH and fructose-2,6-bisphosphate). Reversible binding of PFK to myofibrils may be important in the control of glycolysis, especially in the highly glycolytic white muscle fibres.