This study aimed to examine effects of varied organic phosphates on activities of soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC). The enzyme was purified from bovine lung. Physiologically relevant concentrations of ATP, 2,3-bisphosphoglyceric acid and inositol hexakisphosphate inhibited its enzyme activities under steady-state conditions as well as those determined under stimulation with S-nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine, a nitric oxide donor, carbon monoxide or YC-1. Lineweaver-Burk plot analyses revealed that these three organic phosphates act as competitive inhibitors. Other organic phosphates such as cardiolipin and sphingomyelin but not inorganic phosphates exhibited such inhibitory actions. These results suggest that organic phosphates serve as inhibitors for sGC-dependent signaling events.
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