Conversion of native, 97-100 kDa rat liver microsomal HMG CoA reductase to membrane-bound 62 kDa and soluble 52-56 kDa catalytically active forms was catalyzed invitro by the calcium-dependent, leupeptin- and calpastatin-sensitive protease calpain-II purified from rat liver cytosol. Cleavage of the native 97-100 kDa reductase was enhanced by pretreatment (inactivation) of microsomes with ATP(Mg2+) and liver reductase kinase (compared to protein phosphatase-pretreated controls). This was reflected in a loss of the 97-100 kDa species and an increase in the soluble 52-56 kDa species (total enzyme activity and specific immunoblot recovery).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Dec 14 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology