A kinetic study of pig liver pyruvate kinase activated by fructose diphosphate.

The Biochemical journal

PubMedID: 4850216

MacFarlane N, Ainsworth S. A kinetic study of pig liver pyruvate kinase activated by fructose diphosphate. Biochem J. 1974;139(3):499-508.
The paper reports a study of the reaction between phosphoenolpyruvate, ADP and Mg(2+) catalysed by pig liver pyruvate kinase when activated by fructose diphosphate and K(+). The experimental results are consistent with two non-sequential mechanisms in which the substrates and products of the reaction are phosphoenolpyruvate, ADP, Mg(2+), pyruvate and MgATP. Pyruvate release occurs before ADP binding. Two Mg(2+) ions are involved, though the two Mg(2+)-binding sites cannot be occupied simultaneously. An isomerized enzyme complex forms before release of MgATP. Values were determined for the Michaelis constants of the reaction. Apparent MgATP inhibition constants are also given.