Acid phosphatase purified from Mycoplasma fermentans has protein tyrosine phosphatase-like activity

K. I. Shibata, M. Noda, Y. Sawa, T. Watanabe

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Acid phosphatase purified from Mycoplasma fermentans dephosphorylated phosphotyrosine-containing lysozyme and Raytide, a peptide substrate for protein tyrosine phosphatases. The optimum pH for Raytide was about 5.5. Raytide phosphatase activity was inhibited by potassium fluoride, sodium molybdate, and sodium orthovanadate and was found to exist in some mycoplasmas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-315
Number of pages3
JournalInfection and Immunity
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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