Roles of Tyr122-hydrophobic cluster and K+ binding in Ca2+ -releasing process of ADP-insensitive phosphoenzyme of sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ -ATPase
Tyr(122)-hydrophobic cluster (Y122-HC) is an interaction network formed by the top part of the second transmembrane helix and the cytoplasmic actuator and phosphorylation domains of sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPase. We have previously found that Y122-HC plays critical roles in the processing of ADP-insensitive phosphoenzyme (E2P) after its formation by the isomerization from ADP-sensitive phosphoenzyme (E1PCa(2)) (Wang, G., Yamasaki, K., Daiho, T., and Suzuki, H. (2005) J. Biol. Chem. 280, 26508-26516). Here, we further explored kinetic properties of the alanine-substitution mutants of Y122-HC to examine roles of Y122-HC for Ca(2+) release process in E2P. In the steady state, the amount of E2P decreased so that of E1PCa(2) increased with increasing lumenal Ca(2+) concentration in the mutants with K(0.5) 110-320 microm at pH 7.3. These lumenal Ca(2+) affinities in E2P agreed with those estimated from the forward and lumenal Ca(2+)-induced reverse kinetics of the E1PCa(2)-E2P isomerization. K(0.5) of the wild type in the kinetics was estimated to be 1.5 mM. Thus, E2P of the mutants possesses significantly higher affinities for lumenal Ca(2+) than that of the wild type. The kinetics further indicated that the rates of lumenal Ca(2+) access and binding to the transport sites of E2P were substantially slowed by the mutations. Therefore, the proper formation of Y122-HC and resulting compactly organized structure are critical for both decreasing Ca(2+) affinity and opening the lumenal gate, thus for Ca(2+) release from E2PCa(2). Interestingly, when K(+) was omitted from the medium of the wild type, the properties of the wild type became similar to those of Y122-HC mutants. K(+) binding likely functions via producing the compactly organized structure, in this sense, similarly to Y122-HC.
- Journal of Biological Chemistry
Journal of Biological Chemistry 283 (43), 29144-29155, 2008-10