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Diglyceride kinase in human platelets


, : Diglyceride kinase in human platelets. Journal of Lipid Research 14(4): 466-474

Human platelets contain diglyceride kinase, an enzyme that catalyzes the phosphorylation of diacylglycerol by adenosine 5'-triphosphate to yield phosphatidic acid. The majority of the platelet enzyme is particulate-bound, and membrane fractions of platelet homogenates have a higher specific activity than granule fractions. Both deoxycholate and magnesium are necessary for optimal enzyme activity. The K(m) of the enzyme for adenosine 5'-triphosphate is 1.3 mm, and the apparent K(m) for diacylglycerol is 0.4 mm. The pH optimum is 6.6-6.8 in imidazole-HCl or maleate-NaOH buffer. The enzyme activity of platelets from normal subjects was similar to the activity from patients with renal and hepatic failure.

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