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The cytochrome d terminal oxidase complex was recently purified from Escherichia coli membranes (Miller, M. J., and Gennis , R. B. (1983) J. Biol. Chem. 258, 9159-1965). The complex contains two polypeptides, subunits I and II, as shown by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, and three spectroscopically defined cytochromes, b558 , a1,(More)
The cytochrome d terminal oxidase complex is one of two terminal oxidases in the aerobic respiratory chain of Escherichia coli. The enzyme is located in the cytoplasmic membrane where it oxidizes ubiquinol-8 in the bilayer and reduces oxygen to water. Enzyme turnover is coupled to the generation of a proton-motive force, resulting in electrogenic(More)
MalF is an essential cytoplasmic membrane protein of the maltose transport system of Escherichia coli. We have developed a general approach for analysis of the mechanism of integration of membrane proteins and their membrane topology by characterizing a series of fusions of beta-galactosidase to MalF. The properties of the fusion proteins indicate the(More)
Phosphorylation of the p65 subunit of NF-kappaB is required for its transcriptional activity. Recent reports show that phosphorylation of p65 at serine 276 regulates only a subset of genes, such as those encoding IL-6, IL-8, Gro-beta, and ICAM-1. In order to identify additional genes regulated by serine 276 phosphorylation, HepG2 hepatoma cells were(More)
Two plasmids containing the two structural genes for the inner-membrane-bound cytochrome d complex (Cyd) have been isolated from the Clarke and Carbon Escherichia coli DNA bank. A 5.4-kb DNA fragment from one plasmid was subcloned in both orientations into pBR322. The promoter(s) and both genes must have been present within this fragment since the two(More)
The aerobic respiratory chain of Escherichia coli contains two terminal oxidases, the cytochrome o complex and the cytochrome d complex. These both function as ubiquinol-8 oxidases and reduce molecular oxygen to water. Electron flux is funneled from a variety of dehydrogenases, such as succinate dehydrogenase, through ubiquinone-8, to either of the terminal(More)
We have used protein-fusions to study in Saccharomyces cerevisiae the topology and integration of arginine permease. Since this membrane protein does not contain a cleavable signal sequence, we sought to identify the first internal signal by, initially, fusing the cytoplasmic enzyme, galactokinase, to various positions along the amino-terminal region, and(More)
A screening procedure was devised which permitted the isolation of a cytochrome d-deficient mutant by its failure to oxidize the artificial electron donor N,N,N',N'-tetramethyl-p-phenylenediamine. Cytochrome a1 and probably cytochrome b558 were also missing in the mutant. Growth and oxygen uptake rates were similar for both parent and mutant strains.(More)
The isolated membranes from an Escherichia coli mutant strain which lacks spectroscopically detectable levels of cytochromes d, a1, and b558 also have abnormally low levels of N,N,N',N'-tetramethyl-p-phenylenediamine oxidase activity. In this paper, it is shown that the material previously identified as the N,N,N',N'-tetramethyl-p-phenylenediamine oxidase(More)