Kinetic studies of Haemophilus influenzae 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase.Biochim Biophys Acta. 1989 Jan 19; 994(1):75-80.BB
Haemophilus influenzae 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (6-phospho-D-gluconate:NADP+ 2-oxidoreductase (decarboxylating), EC 18.104.22.168) was purified 308-fold to electrophoretic homogeneity with a 16% recovery through a five-step procedure involving salt fractionation and hydrophobic and affinity chromatography. The purified enzyme was demonstrated to be a dimer of Mr 70,000, and to catalyze a sequential reaction process. The enzyme was NADP-specific and kinetic parameters for the oxidation of 6-phosphogluconate were determined for NADP and four structural analogs of NADP. Coenzyme-competitive inhibition by adenosine derivatives was significantly enhanced by the presence of a 2'-phosphoryl group consistent with the observed coenzyme specificity of the enzyme. The purified enzyme was effectively inhibited by 3-aminopyridine adenine dinucleotide phosphate, but at concentrations higher than that observed to inhibit growth of the organism. Rates of inactivation of the enzyme by N-ethylmaleimide were suggestive of sulfhydryl involvement in the reaction catalyzed.