By John M. Lowenstein
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Method A The reagents required and full details of the procedure are described elsewhere in this volume . 0 Acetyl-S-CoA, 8 mM, prepared as described by Stadtman:' Sodium oxaloacetate, l0 mM DTNB, 10 mM 1p. D. J. Weitzman, Biochem. J. 99, 18P (1966) ; this volume . " P. A. Srere, It. Brazil, and L. Gonen, Acta Chem. Scand. 17, S129 (1963), ~E. R. Stadtman, "Col. I I I . 22 REACTIONS ON THE CYCLE  at 30,000 g for 20 minutes. 0, containing 1 mM cysteine for 2 hours at 2-4 °. The dialyzing solution is changed once, after 1 hour.
The assay is run at 24 °. 1 mM c/s-aconitate. The reaction rate is considerably below maximum under these conditions. 0 ml. The reaction is started by adding the enzyme, and the decrease in absorbance at 240 m~ is followed with time. it is also possible to assay the enzyme in the presence of 2 mM cisaconitate using a light path of 1 em by increasing the wavelength of the light. Units. The disappearance of cis-aconitate is proportional to the time 28 REACTIONS ON THE CYCLE  over a wide variety of conditions.
The K,~ value for acetyl-CoA is 2-4/~M and that of oxaloacetate is 1-3 ~M. Effectors. The enzyme activity is inhibited by ATP > ADP > PP AMP in the order given, when each compound is tested at 5 mM. Mg ÷÷ above 5 mM also inhibits enzyme activity. Inhibition by ATP and pyrophosphate is competitive with respect to acetyl-CoA. pH Optimum. 5. cj. A. Hathaway and D. E. Atkinson, Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commzm. 20, 661 (1965). 7R. Parvin and D. E. Atkinson, unpublished observations. O ~ citrate + CoASH Assay Method 1 Principle.
Citric Acid Cycle by John M. Lowenstein