Phospliotransacetylase (EC 188.8.131.52) catalyzes the reversible transfer of the acetyl group from acetyl phosphate to coenzyme A (CoA), forming acetyl-CoA and inorganic phosphate. A steady-state kinetic analysis of the phosphotransacetylase from Methanosarcina thermophila indicated that there is a ternary complex kinetic mechanism rather than a ping-pong kinetic mechanism. Additionally, inhibition patterns of products and a nonreactive substrate analog suggested that the substrates bind to the enzyme in a random order. Dynamic light scattering revealed that the enzyme is dimeric in solution.
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- Molecular Biology