Bacterial NADH-quinone oxidoreductases: Iron-sulfur clusters and related problems

Vladimir D. Sled', Thorsten Friedrich, Hans Leif, Hanns Weiss, Steven W. Meinhardt, Yoshihiro Fukumori, Melissa W. Calhoun, Robert B. Gennis, Tomoko Ohnishi

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Many bacteria contain proton-translocating membrane-bound NADH-quinone oxidoreductases (NDH-1), which demonstrate significant genetic, spectral, and kinetic similarity with their mitochondrial counterparts. This review is devoted to the comparative aspects of the ironsulfur cluster composition of NDH-1 from the most well-studied bacterial systems to date.:Paracoccus denitrificans, Rhodobacter sphaeroides, Escherichia coli, and Thermus thermophilus. These bacterial systems provide useful models for the study of coupling Site I and contain all the essential parts of the electron-transfer and proton-translocating machinery of their eukaryotic counterparts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-356
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1993


  • Escherichia coli
  • NADH-quinone oxidoreductase: NDH-1
  • Paracoccus denitrificans
  • Rhodobacter sphaeroides
  • Thermus thermophilus
  • iron-sulfur cluster

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Cell Biology


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