The Subcellular Location and Characteristics of pyrophosphate-fructose-6-phosphate 1-phosphotransferase From Suspension-Cultured Cells of Soybean

Planta. 1986 Feb;167(2):240-5. doi: 10.1007/BF00391421.


The cytoplasm was identified as the probable location of pyrophosphate-fructose-6-phosphate 1-phosphotransferase (EC in suspension-cultured cells of soybean (Glycine max L.). The characteristics of the partially purified enzyme were investigated. The activity was strongly dependent on the presence of fructose 2,6-bisphosphate and this activator exerted its effects through a dramatic increase in the affinity of the enzyme for its substrates, fructose 6-phosphate and inorganic pyrophosphate. Saturation curves for all substrates were hyperbolic. The apparent molecular weight of the partially purified enzyme was 183000 by gel filtration chromatography and 128000 by sucrose-density-gradient centrifugation. The activation by fructose 2,6-bisphosphate was not accompanied by any measurable change in molecular weight. The possible role of this enzyme in the metabolism of non-photosynthetic sink tissues is discussed.