5'-nucleotidase: an ecto-enzyme of frog skeletal muscle.

Biochimica et biophysica acta

PubMedID: 1148256

Woo YT, Manery JF. 5'-nucleotidase: an ecto-enzyme of frog skeletal muscle. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1975;397(1):144-52.
Using 1-4C-labeled AMP and IMP as substrates, 5'-nucleotidase (5'-ribonucleotide phosphohydrolase, EC 3.1.3.5) activity was detected at the external surface of frog skeletal muscle with the active site facing toward the extracellular space. The enzyme was firmly bound to the muscle membrane. Its activity was dependent on Ca2+ or Mg2+ and was inhibited by non-radioactive ribonucleoside 5'-monophosphates, or theophylline, while adenosine 3'-monophosphate and p-nitrophenylphosphate had little or no effect. 5'-Nucleotidase with similar properties was also found in the isolated plasma membrane fraction of the muscle.