Victor W. Cheng

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Escherichia coli succinate dehydrogenase (Sdh) belongs to the highly conserved complex II family of enzymes that reduce ubiquinone. These enzymes do not generate a protonmotive force during catalysis and are electroneutral. Because of its electroneutrality, the quinone reduction reaction must consume cytoplasmic protons which are released stoichiometrically(More)
Succinate dehydrogenase is an indispensable enzyme involved in the Krebs cycle as well as energy coupling in the mitochondria and certain prokaryotes. During catalysis, succinate oxidation is coupled to ubiquinone reduction by an electron transfer relay comprising a flavin adenine dinucleotide cofactor, three iron-sulfur clusters, and possibly a heme b556.(More)
The Escherichia coli respiratory complex II paralogs succinate dehydrogenase (SdhCDAB) and fumarate reductase (FrdABCD) catalyze interconversion of succinate and fumarate coupled to quinone reduction or oxidation, respectively. Based on structural comparison of the two enzymes, equivalent residues at the interface between the highly homologous soluble(More)
The Complex II family of enzymes, comprising respiratory succinate dehydrogenases and fumarate reductases, catalyzes reversible interconversion of succinate and fumarate. In contrast to the covalent flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) cofactor assembled in these enzymes, soluble fumarate reductases (e.g., those from Shewanella frigidimarina) that assemble a(More)
Iron-sulfur ([Fe-S]) clusters are common in electron transfer proteins, and their midpoint potentials (E(m) values) play a major role in defining the rate at which electrons are shuttled. The E(m) values of [Fe-S] clusters are largely dependent on the protein environment as well as solvent accessibility. The electron transfer subunit (DmsB) of Escherichia(More)
In this paper, we propose a novel descriptor which characterizes an iris pattern with multi-scale step/ridge edgetype (ET) maps. The ET maps are determined with the derivative of Gaussian (DoG) and the Laplacian of Gaussian (LoG) filters. There are two major advantages of our approach. First, both the feature extraction and the pattern classification are(More)
The complete genome of the solvent tolerant Staphylococcus warneri SG1 was recently published. This Gram-positive bacterium is tolerant to a large spectrum of organic solvents including short-chain alcohols, alkanes, esters and cyclic aromatic compounds. In this study, we applied a two-dimensional liquid chromatography (2D-LC) mass spectrometry (MS) shotgun(More)