Mikael Matsson

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Succinate:quinone reductase catalyzes electron transfer from succinate to quinone in aerobic respiration. Carboxin is a specific inhibitor of this enzyme from several different organisms. We have isolated mutant strains of the bacterium Paracoccus denitrificans that are resistant to carboxin due to mutations in the succinate:quinone reductase. The mutations(More)
Succinate:quinone reductase is a membrane-bound enzyme of the citric acid cycle and the respiratory chain. Carboxin is a potent inhibitor of the enzyme of certain organisms. The bacterium Paracoccus denitrificans was found to be sensitive to carboxin in vivo, and mutants that grow in the presence of 3′-methyl carboxin were isolated. Membranes of the mutants(More)
Stimulating rat thyroid FRTL-5 cells with the purinergic agonist ATP activates both the inositol phosphate signal-transduction pathway and the phospholipase A2 pathway. In the present study we wanted to investigate the possible inter-relationships between these two systems during ATP-induced changes in intracellular free calcium ([Ca2+]i). Pretreatment of(More)
Mismatches between skin pigmentation and modern lifestyle continue to challenge our naked skin. One of our responses to these challenges is the development and use of sunscreens. The management of sunscreens has to balance their protective effect against erythema, photocarcinogenesis and photoageing owing to the potential toxicity of the ultraviolet (UV)(More)
Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) studies of succinate:ubiquinone oxidoreductase (SQR) from Paracoccus denitrificans have been undertaken in the purified and membrane-bound states. Spectroscopic "signatures" accounting for the three iron-sulfur clusters (2Fe-2S, 3Fe-4S, and 4Fe-4S), cytochrome b, flavin, and protein-bound ubisemiquinone radicals have(More)
Succinate:quinone reductases are membrane-bound enzymes that catalyze electron transfer from succinate to quinone. Some enzymes in vivo reduce ubiquinone (exergonic reaction) whereas others reduce menaquinone (endergonic reaction). The succinate:menaquinone reductases all contain two heme groups in the membrane anchor of the enzyme: a proximal heme (heme(More)
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