Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications vol:113 issue:2 pages:439-45
The heat stable phosphatase modulator protein (inhibitor-2) has been shown to play a crucial role in the reversible ATP, Mg-dependent activation of a multisubstrate protein phosphatase. The modulator activity is acid and heat stable and resides in a small asymmetrical protein which, after boiling migrates in sucrose density gradient centrifugation with a molecular weight of 17K. The present report shows that in unboiled rabbit skeletal muscle preparations all the modulator activity is found associated with a heat labile protein component, which imposes an important regulatory feature on the heat stable activity. The heat labile complex migrates in sucrose density gradient centrifugation as a Mr = 70K protein.