NADPH-dependent O2- generating oxidoreductase activity recovered from cell lysates of phorbol myristate acetate-stimulated human neutrophils exhibits dependence on Ca+2 and Mg+2 for full expression of its catalytic activity. O2- generating activity was completely abolished by exposure of the oxidoreductase to EDTA, then reconstituted by exposure of the enzyme to Ca+2 and Mg+2 in excess of the EDTA concentration used to block catalytic activity. The oxidoreductase responded maximally to either 0.25 mM Ca+2 or 0.80 mM Mg+2. The pH optimum of the oxidoreductase exposed to Ca+2 and Mg+2 is between pH 7.0 and 7.6. The molar ratio of NADPH oxidation to O2- production determined at pH 7.6 in the presence of Ca+2 and Mg+2 is 0.49, indicating 1 mole of NADPH oxidized per 2 moles of O2- formed. Particulate fractions recovered from cell lysates of resting neutrophils exhibited no oxidoreductase activity under the same conditions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Feb 10 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology