Harvey S. Penefsky

Learn More
Beef heart mitochondrial ATPase (F1) exhibited a single binding site for Pi. The interaction with Pi was reversible, partially dependent on the presence of divalent metal ions, and characterized by a dissociation constant at pH 7.5 of 80 micronM. A variety of substances known to influence oxidative phosphorylation or the activity of the soluble ATPase (F1)(More)
The evolving role of mitochondria as a target for many anticancer drugs (e.g. platinum-based compounds, alkylating agents and anthracyclines) prompted us to investigate their immediate effects on the mitochondrial respiratory chain. For this purpose, we used a phosphorescence analyzer that measures [O(2)] in solution. The [O(2)] of solutions containing an(More)
The ribose-modified nucleotides 2',3'-O-(2,4,6-trinitrophenyl) adenosine 5'-triphosphate (TNP-ATP) and TNP-ADP were used to probe the catalytic sites on soluble beef heart mitochondrial adenosine triphosphatase (F1). Both compounds were potent competitive inhibitors of ATP hydrolysis catalyzed by F1, Ki = 5.5 and 10 nM, respectively, and by submitochondrial(More)
  • H S Penefsky
  • Advances in enzymology and related areas of…
  • 1979
Considerable progress has been made in recent years in our understanding of the phosphorylating apparatus in mitochondria, chloroplasts, and bacteria. It has become clear that the structure and the function of the ATP synthesizing apparatus in these widely divergent organisms is similar if not virtually identical. The subunit composition of F1, its(More)
  • H S Penefsky
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 1985
Measurement of the rate of [gamma-32P]ATP binding (k1) and release (k-1) from catalytic sites on submitochondrial particles permitted calculation of the affinity constant in catalytic sites (k1 = K1/k1-1) of 10(12) M-1. This value is the same as that determined previously for the solubilized ATPase (F1) from beef heart mitochondria. Treatment of(More)