Structure of the Ni/Fe-S protein subcomponent of the acetyl-CoA decarbonylase/synthase complex from Methanosarcina thermophila at 26-A resolution.

The acetyl-CoA decarbonylase/synthase (ACDS) complex is responsible for synthesis and cleavage of acetyl-CoA in methanogens. The complex is composed of five different subunits, with a probable stoichiometry of alpha(8)beta(8)gamma(8)delta(8)epsilon(8). The native molecular mass of a subcomponent of the ACDS complex from Methanosarcina thermophila, the Ni/Fe… CONTINUE READING