Active site structure of the aa3 quinol oxidase of Acidianus ambivalens.

The membrane bound aa(3)-type quinol:oxygen oxidoreductase from the hyperthermophilic archaeon, Acidianus ambivalens, which thrives at a pH of 2.5 and a temperature of 80 degrees C, has several unique structural and functional features as compared to the other members of the heme-copper oxygen reductase superfamily, but shares the common redox-coupled… CONTINUE READING