Csaba Bagyinka

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Here we introduce a new Multi-Stack (MS) based phylogenetic tree building method. The Multi-Stack approach organizes the candidate subtrees (i.e. those having same number of leaves) into limited priority queues, always selecting the K-best subtrees, according to their distance estimation error. Using the K-best subtrees our method iteratively applies a(More)
The effects of sample geometry and enzyme concentration on the H2-evolving activity of hydrogenase from Thiocapsa roseopersicina was measured. The specific activity increased linearly with increasing interface area between the liquid and the gas phase. Enzyme concentration was varied over four orders of magnitude and within this range the apparent specific(More)
A moving front has been observed as a special pattern during the hydrogenase-catalyzed reaction of hydrogen uptake with benzyl viologen as electron acceptor in a thin-layer reaction chamber. Such fronts start spontaneously and at random times at different points of the reaction chamber; blue spheres are seen expanding at constant speed and amplitude. The(More)
All of the tested photosynthetic bacteria possessed hydrogenase activity. Cell membranes of representatives of the Chromatiaceae, Rhodospirillaceae, and Chlorobiaceae families were found to be impermeable to the oxidized redox dyes methyl viologen and benzyl viologen, whereas the reduced forms could easily penetrate the membranes. This permeability(More)
A novel cytochrome c(4), the first of this type in purple phototrophic bacteria has been discovered in Thiocapsa roseopersicina. The fact that cytochrome c(4) has been found in an anaerobic organism puts in question the up hereto suggested role of cytochromes c(4) in the aerobic respiratory metabolism. The structure of cytochrome c(4) was studied under both(More)
We have determined the primary structure of cytochrome c(4) from Thiocapsa roseopersicina by de novo protein sequencing using the 'bottom up' approach. Three different enzymes (trypsin, endoproteinase Lys-C, and endoproteinase Glu-C) were employed to prepare four different sets of proteolytic digests. The digestion strategy was designed to permit a gradual(More)
The electrophoretic behavior of Thiocapsa roseopersicina hydrogenase on sodium dodecyl sulfate gels demonstrates that the protein exists in two active forms, A1 and A2, which may be interconverted. Each of these forms has a characteristic electrophoretic mobility and differs in its sensitivity to O2. Form A1 is O2-labile and converts to A2 under O2. Form A2(More)
The newly discovered di-haem cytochrome c4 from the purple sulfur photosynthetic bacterium Thiocapsa roseopersicina is the first cytochrome c4 to be crystallized from an anaerobic organism. It was crystallized using the addition of metal-ion salts to the standard vapour-diffusion method. Coloured well shaped three-dimensional crystals with dimensions of(More)
A method is presented to identify and determine the relative amounts of protein-bound metal ionsin situ. Proteins or their subunits are directly scanned by a collimated proton beam of 3 MeV energy, and the characteristic X-rays produced are detected. The determination of Fe content of an iron-sulfur protein (HiPiP), as well as the Fe and Ni analysis of the(More)