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University of Nebraska - Lincoln

2007

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Coa1 Links The Mss51 Post-Translational Function To Cox1 Cofactor Insertion In Cytochrome C Oxidase Assembly, Fabien Pierrel, Megan L. Bestwick, Paul A. Cobine, Oleh Khalimonchuk, Julia A. Cricco, Dennis R. Winge Jan 2007

Coa1 Links The Mss51 Post-Translational Function To Cox1 Cofactor Insertion In Cytochrome C Oxidase Assembly, Fabien Pierrel, Megan L. Bestwick, Paul A. Cobine, Oleh Khalimonchuk, Julia A. Cricco, Dennis R. Winge

Biochemistry -- Faculty Publications

The assembly of cytochrome c oxidase (CcO) in yeast mitochondria is shown to be dependent on a new assembly factor designated Coa1 that associates with the mitochondrial inner membrane. Translation of the mitochondrial-encoded subunits of CcO occurs normally in coa1Δ cells, but these subunits fail to accumulate. The respiratory defect in coa1Δ cells is suppressed by high-copy MSS51, MDJ1 and COX10. Mss51 functions in Cox1 translation and elongation, whereas Cox10 participates in the biosynthesis of heme a, a key cofactor of CcO. Respiration in coa1Δ and shy1Δ cells is enhanced when Mss51 and Cox10 are coexpressed ...


Mechanistic Studies Of The Long Chain Acyl-Coa Synthetase Faa1p From Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, Hong Li, Elaina M. Melton, Steven Quackenbush, Concetta C. Dirusso, Paul N. Black Jan 2007

Mechanistic Studies Of The Long Chain Acyl-Coa Synthetase Faa1p From Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, Hong Li, Elaina M. Melton, Steven Quackenbush, Concetta C. Dirusso, Paul N. Black

Biochemistry -- Faculty Publications

Long chain acyl-CoA synthetase (ACSL; fatty acid CoA ligase: AMP forming; EC 6.2.1.3) catalyzes the formation of acyl-CoA through a process, which requires fatty acid, ATP and coenzymeA as substrates. In the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae the principal ACSL is Faa1p (encoded by the FAA1 gene). The preferred substrates for this enzyme are cis-monounsaturated long chain fatty acids. Our previous work has shown Faa1p is a principal component of a fatty acid transport/activation complex that also includes the fatty acid transport protein Fat1p. In the present work hexameric histidine tagged Faa1p was purified to homogeneity through a ...


Evidence For A Pro-Oxidant Intermediate In The Assembly Of Cytochrome Oxidase, Oleh Khalimonchuk, Amanda Bird, Dennis R. Winge Jan 2007

Evidence For A Pro-Oxidant Intermediate In The Assembly Of Cytochrome Oxidase, Oleh Khalimonchuk, Amanda Bird, Dennis R. Winge

Biochemistry -- Faculty Publications

The hydrogen peroxide sensitivity of cells lacking two proteins,

Sco1 and Cox11, important in the assembly of cytochrome

c oxidase (CcO), is shown to arise from the transient accumulation

of a pro-oxidant heme A-Cox1 stalled intermediate. The

peroxide sensitivity of these cells is abrogated by a reduction in

either Cox1 expression or hemeAformation but exacerbated by

either enhanced Cox1 expression or heme A production arising

from overexpression of COX15. Sco1 and Cox11 are implicated

in the formation of the CuA and CuB sites of CcO, respectively.

The respective wild-type genes suppress the peroxide sensitivities

of sco1∆ and cox11 ...