PMID: 44204Dec 1, 1979

Thermal stability of soluble mitochondrial H+-ATPase

Biophysics of Structure and Mechanism
A A Kiladze Evtodienko YuV


ATPase melting has been studied by circular dichroism and differential scanning microcalorimetry. Decomposition of the alpha-helix of H+-ATPase (in which about 80% of the peptide groups of the enzyme are involved) following thermal treatment is shown to proceed gradually, beginning with room temperature. Effect of nucleotides upon melting is detected in the range of 20 degrees--40 degrees C. Above 40 degrees C, the pattern of thermal decomposition of the three-dimensional structure of H+-ATPase is independent of the nature of nucleotides present. Highly stable alpha-helical sites have been found in the enzyme molecule. Possible mechanism of formation of such sites is discussed, and the results obtained are compared with data on thermal stability of ATPase from thermophilic bacteria. Structural changes in the molecule following thermal treatment are compared with ATPase activity changes under similar experimental conditions.


Jun 1, 1987·Mechanisms of Ageing and Development·S J SkeivysJ A Zimmerman
Jan 1, 1984·Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. B, Comparative Biochemistry·J M Thomassen
Mar 1, 1997·Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology·M E Vázquez-MemijeM Tuena de Gómez-Puyou
Feb 24, 2001·Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology·Z Li, G J Neufeld

Related Concepts

DNA-dependent ATPase
Calorimetry, Differential Scanning
Bos indicus
Circular Dichroism, Vibrational
Drug Stability
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Mitochondria, Heart
Protein Conformation
Protein Denaturation

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Synthetic Genetic Array Analysis

Synthetic genetic arrays allow the systematic examination of genetic interactions. Here is the latest research focusing on synthetic genetic arrays and their analyses.

Congenital Hyperinsulinism

Congenital hyperinsulinism is caused by genetic mutations resulting in excess insulin secretion from beta cells of the pancreas. Here is the latest research.

Neural Activity: Imaging

Imaging of neural activity in vivo has developed rapidly recently with the advancement of fluorescence microscopy, including new applications using miniaturized microscopes (miniscopes). This feed follows the progress in this growing field.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Epigenetic Memory

Epigenetic memory refers to the heritable genetic changes that are not explained by the DNA sequence. Find the latest research on epigenetic memory here.

Cell Atlas of the Human Eye

Constructing a cell atlas of the human eye will require transcriptomic and histologic analysis over the lifespan. This understanding will aid in the study of development and disease. Find the latest research pertaining to the Cell Atlas of the Human Eye here.

Femoral Neoplasms

Femoral Neoplasms are bone tumors that arise in the femur. Discover the latest research on femoral neoplasms here.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.