We investigated whether the polyenic and allylic phosphate systems of retinyl phosphate are essential for its mannosyl acceptor and donor activities in rat liver postnuclear membranes. Perhydromonoeneretinyl phosphate, a compound without growth-promoting activity in vitamin A-deficient animals, was prepared by catalytic hydrogenation of retinol and phosphorylation. Perhydromonoeneretinyl phosphate mannose synthesis from GDP-mannose showed continued accumulation for at least 60 min, while retinyl phosphate mannose synthesis showed a maximum at 20-30 min and then declined. Moreover, only retinyl phosphate stimulated transfer of mannose from GDP-mannose to endogenous proteins, which were separated by sodium dodecyl sulphate/polyacrylamide-gel electrophoresis. Thus, hydrogenation of side-chain double bonds in retinyl phosphate impaired only slightly its mannosyl acceptor activity, but caused loss of mannosyl donor activity.
The polyenic system of retinyl phosphate is required for its mannosyl donor activity but not for acceptor activity
- Views Icon Views
- Share Icon Share
Y Shidoji, C S Silverman-Jones, L M De Luca; The polyenic system of retinyl phosphate is required for its mannosyl donor activity but not for acceptor activity. Biochem J 15 December 1982; 208 (3): 865–868. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/bj2080865
Download citation file: