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The alpha subunit from the Rhodospirillum rubrum F(0)F(1) ATP synthase (RrF(1)alpha) was over-expressed in unc operon-deleted Escherichia coli strains under various growth conditions only in insoluble inclusion bodies. The functional refolding of urea-solubilized RrF(1)alpha was followed by measuring its ability to stimulate the restoration of ATP synthesis(More)
Trace amounts ( approximately 5%) of the chloroplast alpha subunit were found to be absolutely required for effective restoration of catalytic function to LiCl-treated chromatophores of Rhodospirillum rubrum with the chloroplast beta subunit (Avital, S., and Gromet-Elhanan, Z. (1991) J. Biol. Chem. 266, 7067-7072). To clarify the role of the alpha subunit(More)
Tentoxin, produced by phytopathogenic fungi, selectively affects the function of the ATP synthase enzymes of certain sensitive plant species. Binding of tentoxin to a high affinity (K(i) approximately 10 nM) site on the chloroplast F(1) (CF(1)) strongly inhibits catalytic function, whereas binding to a second, lower affinity site (K(d) > 10 microM) leads to(More)
A hybrid ATPase composed of cloned chloroplast ATP synthase beta and gamma subunits (betaC and gammaC) and the cloned alpha subunit from the Rhodospirillum rubrum ATP synthase (alphaR) was assembled using solubilized inclusion bodies and a simple single-step folding procedure. The catalytic properties of the assembled alpha3Rbeta3CgammaC were compared to(More)
CYP1A2, one of the major members of cytochrome P450 in human liver, participates in the metabolism of various drugs. While most harmful mutations are located near the catalytic core of CYP1A2, a recently found loss-of-function mutation, F186L, is on the surface. By far, function of this superficial residue remains unclear. In this paper, 7-ethoxyresorufin,(More)
Refolding together the expressed alpha and beta subunits of the Rhodospirillum rubrum F(1)(RF(1))-ATPase led to assembly of only alpha(1)beta(1) dimers, showing a stable low MgATPase activity. When incubated in the presence of AlCl(3), NaF and either MgAD(T)P or CaAD(T)P, all dimers associated into closed alpha(3)beta(3) hexamers, which also gained a low(More)
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