Biosynthesis of the ubiquinol-cytochrome c reductase complex in yeast. Characterization of precursor forms of the 44-kDa, 40-kDa and 17-kDa subunits and identification of individual messenger RNAs for these and other imported subunits of the complex.

The mitochondrial ubiquinol--cytochrome c reductase complex (complex III or cytochrome bc1 complex) is thought to consist of eight subunits, seven of which are specified by nuclear genes and synthesized in the cytoplasm. We have studied the synthesis of five of the nuclear-encoded subunits both in vivo and in vitro and show that of these the 44-kDa, 40-kDa… CONTINUE READING