Demonstration of two exchangeable non-catalytic and two cooperative catalytic sites in isolated bovine heart mitochondrial F1, using the photoaffinity labels [2-3H]8-azido-ATP and [2-3H]8-azido-ADP.

The photoreactive nucleotides [2-3H]8-azido-ATP and [2-3H]8-azido-ADP could be used to label the nucleotide binding sites on isolated mitochondrial F1-ATPase to a maximum of 4 mol of nucleotide per mol F1, also when the F1 was depleted of tightly bound nucleotides. At a photolabel concentration of 300-1000 microM, label was found on both alpha and beta… CONTINUE READING