Thermodynamic and structural stability of cytochrome c oxidase from Paracoccus denitrificans.

The structural stability of the integral membrane protein cytochrome c oxidase from Paracoccus denitrificans has been measured by high-sensitivity differential scanning calorimetry and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Contrary to the mammalian enzyme or the yeast enzyme, which are composed of 13 subunits, the bacterial enzyme has only three or four… (More)