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Alkaline Phosphatase and Contractile Proteins

Naturevolume 168pages464465 (1951) | Download Citation

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ALKALINE phosphomonoesterase is usually defined as an enzyme with a pH. optimum around 9.5 which splits monoesters of phosphoric acid. Relatively recently it was found that the comparable acid phosphatase can act as a phosphokinase (Axelrod1), and afterwards Meyerhoff2 showed that alkaline phosphatase also may act as a phosphokinase. The characteristic action of a phosphokinase is the ability to catalyse the transfer of phosphate from one organic molecule to another.

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  1. Department of Zoology, King's College, London, W.C.2

    • J. F. DANIELLI

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