A sodium-stimulated ATP synthase in the acetogenic bacterium Acetobacterium woodii.

@article{Heise1991ASA,
  title={A sodium-stimulated ATP synthase in the acetogenic bacterium Acetobacterium woodii.},
  author={R Heise and J A Reidlinger and Volker M{\"u}ller and Gerhard Gottschalk},
  journal={FEBS letters},
  year={1991},
  volume={295 1-3},
  pages={119-22}
}
Experiments with resting cells of Acetobacterium woodii were performed to elucidate the coupling ion used by the ATP synthase. A. woodii synthesized ATP in response to an artificial delta pH, indicating the presence of a proton-translocating ATPase. On the other hand, a delta pNa, as well as a proton diffusion potential, could serve as a driving force for ATP synthesis with the latter strictly dependent on Na+. These results are indicative for the presence of a Na(+)-translocating ATP synthase… CONTINUE READING