Lucie Sokolová

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Mitochondrial NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase (complex I) is a very large membrane protein complex with a central function in energy metabolism. Complex I from the aerobic yeast Yarrowia lipolytica comprises 14 central subunits that harbour the bioenergetic core functions and at least 28 accessory subunits. Despite progress in structure determination, the(More)
Using chromatography on different matrixes, three β-glucosidases (120, 116, and 70 kDa) were isolated from enzymatic complexes of the mycelial fungi Aspergillus japonicus, Penicillium verruculosum, and Trichoderma reesei, respectively. The enzymes were identified by MALDI-TOF mass-spectrometry. Substrate specificity, kinetic parameters for hydrolysis of(More)
A new enzyme preparation of fungal pectin lyase (EC 4.2.2.10) was shown to be useful for the production of cranberry juice and clarification of apple juice in the food industry. A comparative study showed that the preparation of pectin lyase is competitive with commercial pectinase products. The molecular weight of homogeneous pectin lyase was 38 kDa.(More)
Using chromatography on different matrixes, three beta-glucosidases (120, 116, and 70 kDa) were isolated from enzymatic complexes of the mycelial fungi Aspergillus japonicus, Penicillium verruculosum, and Trichoderma reesei, respectively. The enzymes were identified by MALDI-TOF mass-spectrometry. Substrate specificity, kinetic parameters for hydrolysis of(More)
In the present work we applied a novel mass spectrometry method termed laser-induced liquid bead ion desorption mass spectrometry (LILBID-MS) to the outer mitochondrial membrane protein translocon TOM to analyze its subunit composition and stoichiometry. With TOM core complex, purified at high pH, we demonstrate that a TOM core complex of Neurospora crassa(More)
Mitochondrial complex I, the largest and most complicated proton pump of the respiratory chain, links the electron transfer from NADH to ubiquinone to the pumping of four protons from the matrix into the intermembrane space. In humans, defects in complex I are involved in a wide range of degenerative disorders. Recent progress in the X-ray structural(More)
Mass spectrometry of membrane protein complexes is still a methodological challenge due to hydrophobic and hydrophilic parts of the species and the fact that all subunits are bound non-covalently together. The present study with the novel laser induced liquid bead ion desorption mass spectrometry (LILBID-MS) reports on the determination of the subunit(More)
We report a new metallolabeled blue copper protein, Re126W122Cu(I) Pseudomonas aeruginosa azurin, which has three redox sites at well-defined distances in the protein fold: Re(I)(CO)3(4,7-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline) covalently bound at H126, a Cu center, and an indole side chain W122 situated between the Re and Cu sites (Re-W122(indole) = 13.1 Å,(More)
Pectin lyase A (molecular weight 38 kD by SDS-PAGE, pI 6.7) was purified to homogeneity from culture broth of the myoelial fungus Penicillium canescens using chromatographic techniques. During genomic library screening, the gene encoding pectin lyase A from P. canescens (pelA) was isolated and sequenced, and the amino acid sequence was generated by applying(More)
Two α-galactosidases were purified to homogeneity from the enzymatic complex of the mycelial fungus Penicillium canescens using chromatography on different sorbents. Substrate specificity, pH-and temperature optima of activity, stability under different pH and temperature conditions, and the influence of effectors on the catalytic properties of both enzymes(More)