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Chemistry

1997

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Both An N-Terminal 65-Kda Domain And A C-Terminal 30-Kda Domain Of Seca Cycle Into The Membrane At Secyeg During Translocation, Jerry Eichler, William Wickner Apr 1997

Both An N-Terminal 65-Kda Domain And A C-Terminal 30-Kda Domain Of Seca Cycle Into The Membrane At Secyeg During Translocation, Jerry Eichler, William Wickner

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SecA, a 102-kDa hydrophilic protein, couples the energy of ATP binding to the translocation of preprotein across the bacterial inner membrane. SecA function and topology were studied with metabolically labeled [35S]SecA and with inner membrane vesicles from cells that overex- pressed SecYEGDFyajC, the integral domain of preprotein translocase. During translocation in the presence of ATP and preprotein, a 65-kDa N-terminal domain of SecA is protected from proteolytic digestion through insertion into the mem- brane, as previously reported for a 30-kDa C-terminal domain [Economou, A. & Wickner, W. (1994) Cell 78, 835–843]. Insertion of both domains occurs at saturable SecYEGDFyajC ...