Ligands to the 2Fe iron-sulfur center in succinate dehydrogenase

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Membrane-bound succinate oxidoreductases are flavoenzymes containing one each of a 2Fe, a 3Fe and a 4Fe iron-sulfur center. Amino acid sequence homologies indicate that all three centers are located in the Ip (B) subunit. From polypeptide and gene analysis of Bacillus subtillis succinate dehydrogenase-defective mutants combined with earlier EPR spectroscopic data, we show that four conserved cysteine residues in the first half of Ip are the ligands to the [2Fe-2S] center. These four residues have previously been predicted to be the ligands. Our results also suggest that the N-terminal part of B. subtilis Ip constitutes a domain which can incorporate separately the 2Fe center and interact with Fp, the flavin-containing subunit of the dehydrogenase.


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  • Lund University
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  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-302
JournalFEBS Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1988
Publication categoryResearch