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Cytochrome-c reductases from wild-type and mutant strains of Aspergillus nidulans

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The sedimentation coefficients of the NADPH: cytochrome-c oxidoreductase enzymes from wild-type and mutant strains of Aspergillus nidulans have been estimated by sucrose density gradient centrifugation. In the wild-type, two species of cytochrome-c reductase were found, with sedimentation coefficients of 13.7s and 7.6s respectively. The 13.7s species did not appear to be associated with the enzymes of nitrate reduction, whereas the 7.6s species was closely associated with NADPH: nitrate oxidoreductase. In mutant strains lacking nitrate reductase, a thir species of cytochrome-c reductase with a sedimentation coefficient of 4.5s was found. There is some evidence that this 4.5s cytochrome-c reductase is a subunit or breakdown product of nitrate reductase and a model is presented for the role of this 4.5s cytocnorome-c reductase in the assembly of the intact nitrate reductase molecule.

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MacDonald, D.W., Cove, D.J. & Coddington, A. Cytochrome-c reductases from wild-type and mutant strains of Aspergillus nidulans . Molec. Gen. Genet. 128, 187–199 (1974). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00267108

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Keywords

  • Enzyme
  • Nitrate
  • Sucrose
  • NADPH
  • Aspergillus