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A cDNA cloned from its ability to stimulate inorganic phosphate uptake in Xenopus oocytes (phosphate uptake stimulator (PiUS)) shows significant similarity with inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate 3-kinase. However, the expressed PiUS protein showed no detectable activity against inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate, nor the 1,3,4,5- or 3,4,5, 6-isomers of inositol tetrakisphosphate, whereas it was very active in converting inositol hexakisphosphate (InsP(6)) to inositol heptakisphosphate (InsP(7)). PiUS is a member of a family of enzymes found in many eukaryotes and we discuss the implications of this for the functions of InsP(7) and for the evolution of inositol phosphate kinases.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Physiology|
07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Physiology
|DDC:||570 Life sciences; biology|
|Date:||19 November 1999|
|Deposited On:||11 Feb 2008 12:22|
|Last Modified:||27 Nov 2013 17:40|
|Citations:||Web of Science®. Times Cited: 50|
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