Nanosecond fluorometric investigation of hydrodynamic properties of adenosine triphosphatase from thermophilic bacterium PS3

Kazuhiko Kinosita, Akira Ikegami, Masasuke Yoshida, Yasuo Kagawa

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The soluble portion (TF1) of proton-translocating ATPase from thermophilic bacterium PS3 was labeled with a fluorescent dye N-(1-pyrene)maleimide. The decay of fluorescence anisotropy of the adduct showed that TF1 in aqueous solution was characterized by a volume of equivalent sphere of 1, 120 nm3. This value is 2.4 times the volume calculated from the molecular weight and partial specific volume, indicating a non-spherical shape and/or extensive hydration. A prolate ellipsoid with an axial ratio of 2 to 3 is suggested as a first approximation of the shape of hydrated TF1. The presence or absence of ATP, ADP, or Mg2+ did not alter the volume of the equivalent sphere appreciably; the probable conformational change of TF1 induced by these ligands does not lead to a gross alteration of its hydrody-namic properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2043-2046
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Biochemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1982 Oct
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry

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