F-ATPase: specific observation of the rotating c subunit oligomer of EFoEF1

Autor(en): Panke, O
Gumbiowski, K
Junge, W 
Engelbrecht, S
Stichwörter: ATP synthase; BETA-SUBUNIT; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Biophysics; Cell Biology; CROSS-LINKING; DIRECTED MUTAGENESIS; EFoEF1; ELASTIC ENERGY; EPSILON-SUBUNIT; ESCHERICHIA-COLI F1-ATPASE; F-1-ATPASE; GAMMA-SUBUNIT; PURIFICATION; rotation; single molecule; subunit c; SYNTHASE
Erscheinungsdatum: 2000
Herausgeber: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Journal: FEBS LETTERS
Volumen: 472
Ausgabe: 1
Startseite: 34
Seitenende: 38
Zusammenfassung: 
The rotary motion in response to ATP hydrolysis of the ring of c subunits of the membrane portion, F-o, of ATP synthase, FoF1, is still under contention. It mas studied with EFoEF1 (Escherichia coli) using microvideograph with a fluorescent actin filament, To overcome the limited specificity of actin attachment through a Cys-maleimide couple which might have hampered the interpretation of previous work, we engineered a `strep-tag' sequence into the C-terminal end of subunit c, It served (a) to purify the holoenzyme and (b) to monospecifically attach a fluorescent actin filament to subunit c. EFoEF1 was immobilized on a Ni-NTA-coated glass slide by the engineered His-tag at the N-terminus of subunit beta, In the presence of MgATP we observed up to five counterclockwise rotating actin filaments per picture frame of 2000 mu m(2) size, in same cases yielding a proportion of 5% rotating over total filaments. The rotation mas unequivocally attributable to the ring of subunit c. The new, doubly engineered construct serves as a firmer basis for ongoing studies on torque and angular elastic distortions between F-1 and F-o. (C) 2000 Federation of European Biochemical Societies.
ISSN: 00145793
DOI: 10.1016/S0014-5793(00)01436-8

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