The product of uncI gene in F1Fo-ATP synthase operon plays a chaperone-like role to assist c-ring assembly.

@article{Suzuki2007ThePO,
  title={The product of uncI gene in F1Fo-ATP synthase operon plays a chaperone-like role to assist c-ring assembly.},
  author={Toshiharu Suzuki and Yoko Ozaki and Nobuhito Sone and Boris A Feniouk and Masasuke Yoshida},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2007},
  volume={104 52},
  pages={20776-81}
}
Bacterial operons for F(1)F(o)-ATP synthase typically include an uncI gene that encodes a function-unknown small hydrophobic protein. When we expressed a hybrid F(1)F(o) (F(1) from thermophilic Bacillus PS3 and Na(+)-translocating F(o) from Propionigenium modestum) in Escherchia coli cells, we found that uncI derived from P. modestum was indispensable to… CONTINUE READING