Monospecific (affinity-purified) anti-(yeast glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) IgG inhibits three different NADPH-requiring enzymes, chicken liver dihydrofolate reductase, pigeon liver fatty acid synthetase and chicken liver malic enzyme. The inhibition of all three enzymes was approx. 50% in a 2h incubation with 100 micrograms of IgG. Similarly, with several different NADH-requiring enzymes, an immunocrossreactivity was observed. Monospecific anti-(rabbit muscle glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase) IgG inhibited yeast alcohol dehydrogenase and pig heart malate dehydrogenase by 39% and 55% respectively. The cross-reactivity observed was tested by affinity chromatography. Immunoaffinity columns made with each monospecific IgG were able to bind each of the enzymes it immunotitrated. Enzymes were eluted with a nondenaturing solvent with little loss of activity. The immunoaffinity column with monospecific anti-(glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) IgG as the bound ligand was also used to purify partially (over 150-fold) both isocitrate dehydrogenase and dihydrofolate reductase from crude rat liver homogenate.

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