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Bovine generalised glycogenosis type II. Uptake of lysosomal alpha-glucosidase by cultured skeletal muscle and reversal of glycogen accumulation

Di Marco, P.N., Howell, J.Mc.C. and Dorling, P.R. (1985) Bovine generalised glycogenosis type II. Uptake of lysosomal alpha-glucosidase by cultured skeletal muscle and reversal of glycogen accumulation. FEBS Letters, 190 (2). pp. 301-4.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0014-5793(85)81305-3
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Abstract

acid alpha-glucosidase (EC 3.2.1.20) was purified from fetal bovine muscle by affinity chromatography on concanavalin A and Sephadex G-100 and added to the culture medium of mature muscle cultures from animals affected by glycogenosis type II. The enzyme activity in homogenates of treated cultures was significantly increased within 4 h of the addition of enzyme, was maximal by 18 h and the internalised activity was stable for at least 48 h after the removal of the enzyme from the culture medium. The acid alpha-glucosidase activity was internalised with an uptake constant of 300 nM and a Vmax of uptake of 133 nmol/h per mg protein. The glycogen concentration in affected cultures treated with exogenous acid alpha-glucosidase for 24 h had decreased by 20% and after a further 24 h of culture was comparable to the concentration observed in cultures from non-affected animals.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary Studies
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright: © 1985 Published by Elsevier B.V.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/20124
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