Dec 15, 1996

Membrane-bound c-type cytochromes in Heliobacillus mobilis. Characterisation by EPR and optical spectroscopy in membranes and detergent-solubilised material

European Journal of Biochemistry
W NitschkeU Liebl


The spectral and electrochemical parameters, as well as the orientations of the heme plane with respect to the membrane plane, of the c-type hemes present in membrane fragments from Heliobacillus mobilis were characterised by optical and EPR spectroscopy. Cytochrome C53, was thereby shown to represent at least four and possibly five heme species with the following characteristics: Em = -60 mV +/- 10 mV, g, = 2.92, 60 degrees; Em = +90 mV +/- 10 mV, g, = 2.92, 90 degrees; Em = +120 mV +/- 20 mV, g, = 3.03; and Em = +170 mV +/- 20 mV, g, = 3.03. The latter component may correspond to two hemes with redox midpoint potentials of Em = +160 mV +/- 20 mV and Em = +180 mV +/- 20 mV (all Em values at pH 7.0). For the heme species having g, peaks at g approximately 3.03, determination of individual orientations was precluded due to the superposition of several differently oriented hemes. About one copy of each heme was found to be present per photosynthetic reaction centre, with the exception of the +120 mV component for which a stoichiometry of 2 hemes/reaction centre was obtained. The heme proteins were detergent-solubilised and partially purified. Three c-type cytochromes that migrated with apparent molecular masses of 18, 29 and 50 k...Continue Reading

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Tissue Membrane
Cytochrome c Group
Reaction Center
Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy
Titration Method

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