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The inability to account for large systematic variations in total purine nucleotide content of perfused rat hearts led to the demonstration that the soluble adenine nucleotides are in rapid equilibrium with a highly phosphorylated hetero-oligomeric derivative whose structure appears to be 3-phospho[glyceroyl-gamma-triphospho-5'-adenosine-3'-3-phosp ho]4glyceroyl- gamma-triphospho-5'-adenosine [Hutchinson, Morris & Mowbray (1986) Biochem. J. 234, 623-627]. Analogous techniques to those used with hearts for specifically labelling tissue purine nucleotides followed by extration and purification of nucleotides from the trichloroacetic acid-precipitable fraction show the existence of a corresponding rapid equilibrium between ATP and an oligomeric tetraphosphoadenosine derivative in perfused kidneys.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Biochem J

Publication Date

01/12/1986

Volume

240

Pages

597 - 599

Keywords

Adenosine Triphosphate, Animals, Chromatography, DEAE-Cellulose, Glycerophosphates, Kidney, Male, Perfusion, Rats, Rats, Inbred Strains