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The cytochrome ba complex from the thermoacidophilic crenarchaeote Acidianus ambivalens is an analog of bc(1) complexes.

Bandeiras, Tiago M. and Refojo, Patricia N. and Todorovic, Smilja and Murgida, Daniel H. and Hildebrandt, Peter and Bauer, Christian and Pereira, Manuela M. and Kletzin, Arnulf and Teixeira, Miguel :
The cytochrome ba complex from the thermoacidophilic crenarchaeote Acidianus ambivalens is an analog of bc(1) complexes.
In: Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1787 (1) pp. 37-45. ISSN 0006-3002
[Article] , (2009)

Abstract

A novel cytochrome ba complex was isolated from aerobically grown cells of the thermoacidophilic archaeon Acidianus ambivalens. The complex was purified with two subunits, which are encoded by the cbsA and soxN genes. These genes are part of the pentacistronic cbsAB-soxLN-odsN locus. The spectroscopic characterization revealed the presence of three low-spin hemes, two of the b and one of the a(s)-type with reduction potentials of +200, +400 and +160 mV, respectively. The SoxN protein is proposed to harbor the heme b of lower reduction potential and the heme a(s), and CbsA the other heme b. The soxL gene encodes a Rieske protein, which was expressed in E. coli; its reduction potential was determined to be +320 mV. Topology predictions showed that SoxN, CbsB and CbsA should contain 12, 9 and one transmembrane alpha-helices, respectively, with SoxN having a predicted fold very similar to those of the cytochromes b in bc(1) complexes. The presence of two quinol binding motifs was also predicted in SoxN. Based on these findings, we propose that the A. ambivalens cytochrome ba complex is analogous to the bc(1) complexes of bacteria and mitochondria, however with distinct subunits and heme types.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2009
Creators: Bandeiras, Tiago M. and Refojo, Patricia N. and Todorovic, Smilja and Murgida, Daniel H. and Hildebrandt, Peter and Bauer, Christian and Pereira, Manuela M. and Kletzin, Arnulf and Teixeira, Miguel
Title: The cytochrome ba complex from the thermoacidophilic crenarchaeote Acidianus ambivalens is an analog of bc(1) complexes.
Language: English
Abstract:

A novel cytochrome ba complex was isolated from aerobically grown cells of the thermoacidophilic archaeon Acidianus ambivalens. The complex was purified with two subunits, which are encoded by the cbsA and soxN genes. These genes are part of the pentacistronic cbsAB-soxLN-odsN locus. The spectroscopic characterization revealed the presence of three low-spin hemes, two of the b and one of the a(s)-type with reduction potentials of +200, +400 and +160 mV, respectively. The SoxN protein is proposed to harbor the heme b of lower reduction potential and the heme a(s), and CbsA the other heme b. The soxL gene encodes a Rieske protein, which was expressed in E. coli; its reduction potential was determined to be +320 mV. Topology predictions showed that SoxN, CbsB and CbsA should contain 12, 9 and one transmembrane alpha-helices, respectively, with SoxN having a predicted fold very similar to those of the cytochromes b in bc(1) complexes. The presence of two quinol binding motifs was also predicted in SoxN. Based on these findings, we propose that the A. ambivalens cytochrome ba complex is analogous to the bc(1) complexes of bacteria and mitochondria, however with distinct subunits and heme types.

Journal or Publication Title: Biochimica et biophysica acta
Volume: 1787
Number: 1
Divisions: 10 Department of Biology > Sulfur Biochemistry and Microbial Bioenergetics
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