Overexpression of the liver subunit of 6-phosphofructo-1-kinase in Chinese hamster ovary K1 cells was shown to increase the steady-state level of the enzyme's product, fructose 1,6-bisphosphate, and to produce a small but significant decrease in the concentration of fructose 2,6-bisphosphate, which is an allosteric activator of the enzyme. However, overexpression of the enzyme had no effect on glycolytic flux under a variety of different substrate conditions. This latter observation is consistent with similar studies in fungi and in potato tubers which indicate that 6-phosphofructo-1-kinase has very little control over flux in glycolysis.

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