Csaba Bagyinka

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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)
Here we introduce a new Multi-Stack (MS) based phylo-genetic 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 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)
Two models of the hydrogenase reaction cycle were investigated by means of theoretical calculations and model simulations. The first model is the widely accepted triangular hydrogenase reaction cycle with minor modifications; the second is a modified triangular model, where we have introduced an autocatalytic step into the reaction cycle. Both models(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)
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)
We earlier proved the involvement of an autocatalytic step in the oxidation of H(2) by HynSL hydrogenase from Thiocapsa roseopersicina, and demonstrated that two enzyme forms interact in this step. Using a modified thin-layer reaction chamber which permits quantitative analysis of the concentration of the reaction product (reduced benzyl viologen) in the(More)
The kinetic characteristics of the hydrogen uptake reaction of hydrogenase, obtained by conventional activity measurements, led to the proposal of an autocatalytic reaction step in the hydrogenase cycle or during the activation process. The autocatalytic behavior of an enzyme reaction may result in oscillating concentrations of enzyme intermediates and/or(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)
HynSL hydrogenase from Thiocapsa roseopersicina was applied to catalyze the oxidation of molecular hydrogen in a new, improved, thin-layer reaction chamber. Investigation of the nature of this catalysis via the development of reduced benzyl viologen showed clearly the typical characteristics of an autocatalytic reaction: propagation of a reaction front(More)
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