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The Rieske FeS center from the gram-positive bacterium PS3 and its interaction with the menaquinone pool studied by EPR.

Abstract : The Rieske 2Fe2S center from Bacillus PS3, a Gram-positive thermophilic eubacterium, has been studied by EPR spectroscopy. Its redox midpoint potential at pH 7.0 was determined to be +165 +/- 10 mV and was found to decrease with an apparent slope of -80 mV/pH unit above pH 7.9. The Qo-site inhibitor stigmatellin induced spectral changes analogous to those reported for Rieske centers from mitochondria and chloroplasts. The redox midpoint potential of the PS3 Rieske cluster was not affected by stigmatellin. The orientation of the g tensor was similar to other Rieske centers (gz and gy are oriented parallel, gx is oriented perpendicular to the membrane plane). The shape of the EPR spectrum of the Rieske cluster from PS3 changed as a function of the redox state of the menaquinone (MK) pool. This permitted the redox midpoint potential of the MK pool to be determined in the membrane. Values of -60 +/- 20 mV at pH 7.0 and of -130 +/- 20 mV at pH 8.0 were obtained. The results are compared with already published data from other Rieske centers. It is proposed that all Rieske centers that function in electron transport chains using MK as pool quinone show common features that distinguish them from Rieske centers operating in ubiquinone- or plastoquinone-based electron transfer chains.
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U. Liebl, S. Pezennec, A. Riedel, E Kellner, W. Nitschke. The Rieske FeS center from the gram-positive bacterium PS3 and its interaction with the menaquinone pool studied by EPR.. Journal of Biological Chemistry, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1992, 267 (20), pp.14068-72. ⟨hal-02913833⟩

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