1. 1. Activity of a cytoplasmic 5′-nucleotidase which preferentially hydrolyzes IMP and GMP (IMP-GMP 5′-nucleotidase) was determined by a specific immunochemical method in two species of birds and two species of mammals. 2. 2. The activity was markedly high in avian liver, and it increased two-fold in response to a high protein diet in chicken liver. 3. 3. In mammals, the activity was high in testis and spleen. In the rat, the activities in liver, kidney and heart extracts increased by about 30% in response to the high protein diet, while they increased three-fold in regenerating liver. 4. 4. Low activities were detected in skeletal muscles and in erythrocytes of all the species studied.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part B: Biochemistry and|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
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