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On the basis of x-ray diffraction data to a resolution of 2.9 angstroms, atomic models of most protein components of the bovine cytochrome bc1 complex were built, including core 1, core 2, cytochrome b, subunit 6, subunit 7, a carboxyl-terminal fragment of cytochrome c1, and an amino-terminal fragment of the iron-sulfur protein. The positions of the four(More)
We have analyzed crystal structures of cytochrome bc1 complexes with electron transfer inhibitors bound to the ubiquinone binding pockets Qi and/or Qo in the cytochrome b subunit. The presence or absence of the Qi inhibitor antimycin A did not affect the binding of the Qo inhibitors. Different subtypes of Qo inhibitors had dramatically different effects on(More)
The major protein from the bovine lens fiber cell membranes, the 26-kilodalton protein (major intrinsic protein (MIP26)), has been solubilized in n-octyl-beta-D-glucopyranoside and purified by gel filtration. The final preparation was free of detergent micelles. Gel electrophoresis in denaturing conditions has confirmed the purity of the protein sample. A(More)
dSelK (G-rich), a homolog of human and mouse SelK, is one of three selenoproteins in Drosophila melanogaster. It is the only trans-membrane selenoprotein in D. melanogaster integrated into both the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane and the Golgi apparatus. The gene expression profile of Drosophila Schneider 2 (S2) cells after the dsRNA interference(More)
We have studied diluted bovine eye lens alpha-crystallin solutions by using light scattering. The protein particles were modeled as hard spheres, showing electrostatic repulsion, due to surplus electric charges, and weak attractive interaction. The repulsive potential VR is defined by the radius of the particles, the Debye length kappa-1, and the number of(More)
The method reported for isolation of ubiquinol-cytochrome-c reductase complex from submitochondrial particles was modified to yield a preparation for crystallization. The cytochrome bc1 complex was first crystallized in large thin plate form and diffracts X-rays to 7 A resolution in the presence of mother liquor. This crystalline complex was enzymatically(More)
Short range order of the crystallins does account for the transparency of the eye lens. To explain the solution structure of this highly concentrated protein solution on a quantitative basis, the hydrodynamic structure and the interparticle interactions of the proteins have to be known. For that purpose, the light scattering of concentrated solutions of(More)
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