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International Journal of Molecular Medicine and Advance Sciences
Year: 2010 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 34-37
DOI: 10.3923/ijmmas.2010.34.37  
Zinc-Related Magnetic Isotope Effect in the Enzymatic ATP Synthesis: A Medicinal Potential of the Nuclear Spin Selectivity Phenomena
Anatoly L. Buchachenko , Vladimir P. Chekhonin , Alexey P. Orlov and Dmitry A. Kuznetsov
 
Abstract: The rate of enzymatic ATP synthesis is shown to depend on the zinc isotopes. The ATP producing activities of creatine kinase and pyruvate kinase in which Zn2+ ions have magnetic nuclei 67Zn are found to be 2-6 times higher than that of enzymes in which Zn2+ ions have nonmagnetic nuclei 64Zn. The isolated rat heart muscle mitochondria exhibit a similar effect. An expression of this magnetic isotope effect in enzymatic ATP synthesis processed in the presence of Zn2+ ions is in a favor to the ion-radical mechanism of ATP production occurred within a high zinc concentration range. Both fundamental aspect and a possible pharmacological significance of the phenomenon described are under discussion.
 
How to cite this article:
Anatoly L. Buchachenko, Vladimir P. Chekhonin, Alexey P. Orlov and Dmitry A. Kuznetsov, 2010. Zinc-Related Magnetic Isotope Effect in the Enzymatic ATP Synthesis: A Medicinal Potential of the Nuclear Spin Selectivity Phenomena. International Journal of Molecular Medicine and Advance Sciences, 6: 34-37.
DOI: 10.3923/ijmmas.2010.34.37
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=ijmmas.2010.34.37