The metabolism of cyclic nucleotides in the guinea-pig pancreas. Adenylate cyclase and guanylate cyclase.

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The metabolism of cyclic nucleotides in the guinea-pig pancreas. Adenylate cyclase and guanylate cyclase.

Publication Date
Feb 15, 1980
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PMC
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Abstract

Adenylate cyclase from the guinea-pig pancreas was activated in a dose-dependent manner by both secretin and cholecystokinin-pancreozymin, but in contrast with results in other species the hormones were approximately equipotent. All other hormones and transmitter substances tested were without any effect on adenylate cyclase activity. Guanylate cyclase activity was shown to have both particulate and supernatant components in the guinea-pig pancreas. The particulate enzyme, but not the supernatant enzyme, was markedly activated by Triton X-100, and most of the induced activity was released into the supernatant. The supernatant enzyme was specifically Mn2+-dependent, but, even though Mn2+ was maximally effective at a concentration of 3 mM, activity could be raised further by increasing Ca2+ concentration. The particulate enzyme, by contrast, was relatively Mn2+-independent. Activity of the particulate guanylate cyclase was enhanced by phosphatidylserine. The supernatant enzyme displayed classical Michaelis-Menten kinetics, but the particulate enzyme deviated markedly from such kinetics. Under none of the conditions used was any significant activation of guanylate cyclase observed with any of the secretogen hormones or transmitter substances.

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