Adenosine kinase (ADK) plays an important role in the growth and development of organisms. A convenient, quick, reliable, sensitive and low-cost assay for ADK activity is of great significance. Here, we found the reaction system with bromothymol blue as the pH indicator had a maximum absorption peak at 614 nm. The absorbance change in 614 nm was positively correlated with the generated hydrogen ions in the reaction catalyzed by ADK. Then, we demonstrated this assay was feasible for ADK activity. Further, we analyzed the effects of buffer, bromothymol blue concentrations on the sensitivity of the assay, and investigated the sensitivity of ADK contents and adenosine concentration on the assay. Finally, we calculated the Km and Vmax of ADK from Bombyx mori with this assay. Our results suggested this assay was quick, convenient, reliable, sensitive and economic for the activity of ADK. It is an excellent alternative for the conventional ADK assays.
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications – Elsevier
Published: Jul 12, 2018
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera