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In order to find further genes of the mitochondrial fatty acid synthase, we searched the genome of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for sequences that are homologous to conserved regions of bacterial fatty acid synthase genes. We found the gene products of ORF YKL055c (EMBL Accession No. X75781) and of YOR221C (EMBL Accession No. X92441) to be homologous to(More)
The Fe/S protein of complex III is encoded by a nuclear gene, synthesized in the cytoplasm as a precursor with a 32 residue amino-terminal extension, and transported to the outer surface of the inner mitochondrial membrane. Our data suggest the following transport pathway. First, the precursor is translocated via translocation contact sites into the matrix.(More)
The primary structure of the iron-sulfur subunit of ubiquinol-cytochrome c reductase from Neurospora mitochondria was determined by cDNA and genomic DNA sequencing. A first cDNA was identified from a cDNA bank cloned in Escherichia coli by hybridization selection of mRNA, cell-free protein synthesis and immunoadsorption. Further cDNA and geonomic DNA were(More)
The proton-pumping NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase, also called complex I, is the first of the respiratory complexes providing the proton motive force which is essential for the synthesis of ATP. Closely related forms of this complex exist in the mitochondria of eucaryotes and in the plasma membranes of purple bacteria. The minimal structural framework(More)
The proton-translocating NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase (complex I) was isolated from Escherichia coli by chromatographic steps performed in the presence of an alkylglucoside detergent at pH 6.0. The complex is obtained in a monodisperse state with a molecular mass of approximately 550,000 Da and is composed of 14 subunits. The subunits were assigned to the(More)
NADH:ubiquinone reductase, the respiratory chain complex I of mitochondria, consists of some 25 nuclear-encoded and seven mitochondrially encoded subunits, and contains as redox groups one FMN, probably one internal ubiquinone and at least four iron-sulphur clusters. We are studying the assembly of the enzyme in Neurospora crassa. The flux of radioactivity(More)
Steady-state electron flow through and electron delivery into isolated dimeric bc1 complex (ubiquinol--cytochrome c oxidoreductase) from Neurospora crassa and beef heart mitochondria were studied in the presence of increasing concentrations of antimycin A, funiculosin and/or myxothiazol. Parabolic or linear inhibition curves were obtained, depending upon(More)
NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase, the respiratory chain complex I of mitochondria, is an assembly of some 25 nuclear-encoded and 7 mitochondrially encoded subunits. The complex has an overall L-shaped structure formed by a peripheral arm and an elongated membrane arm. The peripheral arm containing one FMN and at least three iron-sulphur clusters constitutes(More)
In this study, the gene of the 51-kDa NADH-binding subunit of the mitochondrial NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase (complex I) in Neurospora crassa was inactivated by homologous replacement with a defective gene copy. The resulting mutant, nuo51, lacks the 51-kDa subunit and shows no complex I activity but still grows at one third of the wild-type growth rate.(More)