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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Trypanosoma brucei: Ecto-phosphatase activity present on the surface of intact procyclic forms|
|Abstract:||The results presented in this paper indicate that procyclic forms of Trypanosoma brucei possess a phosphatase activity detected in the external cell surface able to hydrolyze about 0.7 nmol.mg(-1).min(-1) p-nitrophenylphosphate. A faster rate of hydrolysis was observed when membrane-enriched fractions were used. This activity is weakly sensitive to 1 mM NaF, 10 mM tartrate and 10 mM levamizole but strongly inhibited by 0.1 mM vanadate. Inhibition by both NaF and vanadate have a competitive character. This phosphatase activity decreases by increasing the pH from 6.8 to 8.4, a pH range in which cell viability was maintained during at least 1 hour. In the membrane-enriched fractions this phosphatase activity showed to be an acid phosphatase. In addition, intact cells could catalyze the dephosphorylation of [P-32]phosphocasein phosphorylated at serine and threonine residues.|
phosphoseryl protein phosphatase
|Editor:||Verlag Z Naturforsch|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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