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Catalysis for chemical synthesis by cell-free monooxygenases necessitates an efficient and robust in situ regeneration system to supply the enzyme with reducing equivalents. We report on a novel approach to directly regenerate flavin-dependent monooxygenases. The organometallic complex [CpRh(bpy)(H(2)O)](2+) catalyzes the transhydrogenation reaction between(More)
The pathogenicity of Vibrio cholerae is influenced by sodium ions which are actively extruded from the cell by the Na(+)-translocating NADH:quinone oxidoreductase (Na(+)-NQR). To study the function of the Na(+)-NQR in the respiratory chain of V. cholerae, we examined the formation of organic radicals and superoxide in a wild-type strain and a mutant strain(More)
It is generally assumed that respiratory complexes exclusively use protons to energize the inner mitochondrial membrane. Here we show that oxidation of NADH by submitochondrial particles (SMPs) from the yeast Yarrowia lipolytica is coupled to protonophore-resistant Na+ uptake, indicating that a redox-driven, primary Na+ pump is operative in the inner(More)
The enantiomeric siderophores pyochelin and enantiopyochelin of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Pseudomonas protegens promote growth under iron limitation and activate transcription of their biosynthesis and uptake genes via the AraC-type regulator PchR. Here we investigated siderophore binding to PchR in vitro using fluorescence spectroscopy. A fusion of the(More)
The Na(+)-translocating NADH:quinone oxidoreductase from Vibrio cholerae contains a single Fe-S cluster localized in subunit NqrF. Here we study the electronic properties of the Fe-S center in a truncated version of the NqrF subunit comprising only its ferredoxin-like Fe-S domain. Mössbauer spectroscopy of the Fe-S domain in the oxidized state is consistent(More)
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