Ca2+-dependent ATPases in the basolateral membrane of rat kidney cortex

Y. Tsukamoto, Wadi N. Suki, C. T. Liang, B. Sacktor

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The basolateral segment of the rat renal tubular plasma membrane possesses Ca2+-dependent ATPase activity which was independent of Mg2+. Two kinetic forms were found: one, was a high affinity (apparent K(m) for free Ca2+ of 172 nM) low capacity (V(max) of 144 nmol of P(i)·min-1·mg-1 protein) type; the other, had low affinity (apparent K(m) of 25 μM) and high capacity (896 nmol of P(i)·min-1·mg-1 protein). Mg2+ inhibited both Ca2+-ATPases. The high affinity enzyme exhibited positive cooperativity with respect to ATP, with a n value of 1.6. Ca2+-ATPase activity was not affected by calmodulin and was not inhibited by vanadate. On the other hand, both high and low affinity Ca2+-ATPase activities were increased when 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol was given to vitamin D-deficient rats. Kinetically, the enhanced activities were due to an increase in the V(max) values; the apparent affinities for free Ca2+ were not changed. The physiological function of the vitamin D-sensitive, Mg+-independent, Ca2+-ATPase activities remains to be established.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2718-2724
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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