Two types of solid-phase carboxylase, SPC-II and SPC-X, have been prepared from the livers of warfarin-treated cows. Their enzymatic activities were compared with substrate-free carboxylase in microsomes from normal cows and substrate-bound carboxylase in microsomes from warfarin-treated cows. A number of exogenous substrates for carboxylase have been purified and tested. We found that large substrates, such as descarboxyprothrombin, are carboxylated only by substrate-free carboxylase and not by the substrate-bound enzyme. No differences in apparent Km values between solid-phase carboxylases II and X were observed.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)/Protein Structure and Molecular|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Sep 1985|