H55N polymorphism as a likely cause of variation in citrate synthase activity of mouse skeletal muscle
Carroll, Andrew M.
McDermott, Kevin T.
Gray, Stuart R.
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AbstractThe aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms underlying low activity of citrate synthase (CS) in A/J mice compared with other inbred strains of mice. Enzyme activity, protein content, and mRNA levels of CS were studied in the quadriceps muscles of A/J, BALB/cByJ, C57BL/6J, C3H/HeJ, DBA/2J, and PWD/PhJ strains of mice. Cytochrome c protein content was also measured. The results of the study indicate that A/J mice have a 50–65% reduction in CS activity compared with other strains despite similar levels of Cs mRNA and lack of differences in CS and cytochrome c protein content. CS from A/J mice also showed lower Michaelis constant (Km) for both acetyl CoA and oxaloacetate compared with the other strains of mice.
CitationRatkevicius, A., Carroll, A.M., Kilikevicius, A. et al. (2010) 'H55N polymorphism as a likely cause of variation in citrate synthase activity of mouse skeletal muscle', Physiological Genomics, 42A (2), pp.96-102
PublisherAmerican Physiological Society