Arnaldo Videira

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Bovine mastitis is an important and complex disease responsible for economic losses in the dairy industry. Biotype II strains of the green alga Prototheca zopfii can be involved, most often resulting in chronic mastitis of difficult treatment associated with reduced milk production. This type of infection is rare, but the number of reported cases is(More)
A 31-kDa subunit of complex I from Neurospora crassa, of nuclear origin, was cloned. The precursor polypeptide (33 kDa) could be efficiently expressed in an in vitro system for transcription and translation. The processing of the precursor to the mature protein was also obtained in vitro. An open reading frame coding for a precursor protein of 283 amino(More)
A lambda gt11 cDNA expression library was screened with antibodies directed against individual subunits of complex I from Neurospora crassa. Clones encoding cytoplasmically synthesized polypeptides with apparent molecular masses of 22, 29, 31, and 33 kDa were isolated. Northern blot analysis revealed that the corresponding genes are transcribed into mRNA(More)
The respiratory chain of the mitochondrial inner membrane includes a proton-pumping enzyme, complex I, which catalyses electron transfer from NADH to ubiquinone. This electron pathway occurs through a series of protein-bound prosthetic groups, FMN and around eight iron-sulfur clusters. The high number of polypeptide subunits of mitochondrial complex I,(More)
The mitochondrial, proton-pumping NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase consists of at least 35 subunits whose synthesis is divided between the cytosol and mitochondria; this complex I catalyzes the first steps of mitochondrial electron transfer and proton translocation. Radiolabel from [(3)H]myristic acid was incorporated by Neurospora crassa into the(More)
We have inactivated the nuclear gene coding for a putative NAD(P)H dehydrogenase from the inner membrane of Neurospora crassa mitochondria by repeat-induced point mutations. The respiratory rates of mitochondria from the resulting mutant (nde-1) were measured, using NADH or NADPH as substrates under different assay conditions. The results showed that the(More)
A 21.3-kDa subunit of the peripheral arm of complex I from Neurospora is encoded by a single chromosomal gene, nuo-21.3b. It is located on linkage group V of the fungal genome, linked to inl. We have isolated and characterized a genomic clone containing this nuclear gene. A DNA fragment containing a portion of the coding region of the gene and upstream(More)
We have cloned and disrupted in vivo, by repeat-induced point mutations, the nuclear gene coding for an iron sulfur subunit of complex I from Neurospora crassa, homologue of the mammalian TYKY protein. Analysis of the obtained mutant nuo21.3c revealed that complex I fails to assemble. The peripheral arm of the enzyme is disrupted while its membrane arm(More)
  • A Videira, J E Azevedo, S Werner, P Cabral
  • The Biochemical journal
  • 1993
The 12.3 kDa subunit of complex I (respiratory-chain NADH dehydrogenase) is a nuclear-coded protein of the hydrophobic fragment of the enzyme. We have isolated and sequenced a full-length cDNA clone coding for this polypeptide. The deduced protein is 104 amino acid residues long with a molecular mass of 12305 Da. This particular subunit of complex I lacks a(More)
The existence of specific respiratory supercomplexes in mitochondria of most organisms has gained much momentum. However, its functional significance is still poorly understood. The availability of many deletion mutants in complex I (NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase) of Neurospora crassa, distinctly affected in the assembly process, offers unique(More)