Detecting precatalytic conformational changes in F1-ATPase with 4-benzoyl(benzoyl)-1-amidofluorescein, a novel fluorescent nucleotide site-specific photoaffinity label.


A novel photoaffinity label for studies with the F1-ATPase has been synthesized and found to be an effective reporter of subunit conformational changes that occur in this enzyme upon multiple nucleotide-binding site occupancy. The new probe, 4-benzoyl(benzoyl)-1-amidofluorescein (BzAF), which possesses structural similarity to purine nucleotides, exhibits… (More)


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