Azide as a probe of co-operative interactions in the mitochondrial F1-ATPase.

(1) The hydrolytic activity of the isolated mitochondrial ATPase (F1) is strongly inhibited by azide. However, at very low ATP concentration (1 microM or less), no inhibition by azide is observed. (2) The azide-insensitive ATPase activity represents a high-affinity, low-capacity mode of turnover of F1. This is identified with the low Km, low Vmax component… (More)