Cytochrome d terminal oxidase mutants were isolated by using hydroxylamine mutagenesis of pNG2, a pBR322-derived plasmid containing the wild-type cyd operon. The mutagenized plasmid was transformed into a cyo cyd recA strain, and the transformants were screened for the inability to confer aerobic growth on nonfermentable carbon sources. Western blot analysis and visible-light spectroscopy were performed to characterize three independent mutants grown both aerobically and anaerobically. The mutational variants of the cytochrome d complex were stabilized under anaerobic growth conditions. All three mutations perturb the b595 and d heme components of the complex. These mutations were mapped and sequenced and are shown to be located in the N-terminal third of subunit II of the cytochrome d complex. It is proposed that the N terminus of subunit II may interact with subunit I to form an interface that binds the b595 and d heme centers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of bacteriology|
|State||Published - 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology