Section 41
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Immunological identification of aa3-type cytochrome oxidase in membrane preparations of the cyanobacterium Anacystis nidulans

Trnka, M.; Peschek, G.A.

Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 136(1): 235-241


ISSN/ISBN: 0006-291X
PMID: 3010964
DOI: 10.1016/0006-291x(86)90899-5
Accession: 040367360

Membranes were isolated from the cyanobacterium Anacystis nidulans by French press extrusion of lysozyme-treated cells. The membranes were solubilized with sodium dodecylsulfate and subjected to denaturing polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Separated polypeptides were transferred to nitrocellulose by Western blotting, and incubated with antibodies against aa3-type cytochrome oxidase of Paracoccus denitrificans; antibodies against subunits I and II, and against the holoenzyme, were used and gave pronounced complementary cross reaction with two of the Anacystis membrane polypeptides corresponding to molecular weights of approximately 55,000 and 32,000, respectively. From this we conclude that an aa3-type cytochrome oxidase is present in Anacystis nidulans as was previously suggested from spectral evidence (G.A.Peschek, Biochim.Biophys.Acta 635 (1981) 470-475), and that this enzyme is composed of at least two subunits with apparent homology to subunits I and II of the corresponding Paracoccus cytochrome oxidase.

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