Variants of creatine kinase-MM (variant of ATP:creatine N-phosphotransferase, EC 188.8.131.52), present in human heart and skeletal muscle, have been purified to homogeneity using DEAE-Sepharose column chromatography and column chromatofocusing techniques. Creatine kinase-MM I-IV were present in both heart and skeletal muscle, while MM-V was found only in heart. The number, ratio and elution profile of the variants during chromatofocusing remained identical even when they purified in the presence of proteinase inhibitors. MM-I-V, on chromatofocusing, were eluted at pH 8.3, 7.9, 7.6, 7.2 and 6.8, respectively. Isoelectric focusing revealed the pI of MM-I-V to be 7.2, 6.9, 6.7, 6.4 and 6.2. Sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis showed a doublet pattern for creatine kinase-MM variants III-V. However, polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis without SDS indicated homogeneity because each variant showed a single band. The doublet pattern observed in the presence of SDS may reflect the presence of two subunits of slightly different mass.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)/Protein Structure and Molecular|
|State||Published - Nov 9 1984|
- (Human muscle)
- Creatine kinase-MM
- Enzyme variant