Mg2+-dependent, (Na+ + K+)-stimulated ATPase of human platelets. Properties and inhibition by ADP

J. L. Moake, K. Ahmed, N. R. Bachur, D. E. Gutfreund

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

30 Scopus citations


The preparation and properties of a Mg2+-dependent, (Na+ + K+)-stimulated ATPase from platelets are described. The enzym system require Mg2+ for activity, is stimulated maximally by the presence of Na+ and K+ in a ratio of 11.5/1, has a pH optimum 7.30-7.40, and is half-maximally inhibited by ouabain at a concentration of 0.15 μM. The Km for ATP is approx. 0.4 mM. Enzyme activity is localized in both the "membrane" and "membrane-granule" subcellular fractions. Mg2+-dependent, (Na+ + K+)-stimulated ATPase activity is inhibited by ADP (which induces platelet aggregation) and by Pi. The inhibition by ADP is apparently not competitive with respect to ATP. Mg2+-dependent, K+-stimulated p-nitrophenyl phosphatase activity (a model for the externally-oriented K+-phosphatase portion of Mg2+-dependent, (Na+ + K+)-stimulated ATPase) is also inhibited by ADP. GDP, which does not induce aggregation of platelets, has no effect on the Mg2+-dependent, (Na+ + K+)-stimulated ATPase activity. It is postulated that ADP interacts with the external platelet membrane surface to inhibit Mg2+-dependent, (Na+ + K+)-stimulated ATPase activity with a resultant decrease in cation transport and membrane potential. This phenomenon may play a role in platelet aggregation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-344
Number of pages8
JournalBBA - Biomembranes
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 7 1970
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Mg2+-dependent, (Na+ + K+)-stimulated ATPase of human platelets. Properties and inhibition by ADP'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this