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EPR studies of higher plant mitochondria. I Ubisemiquinone and its relation to alternative respiratory oxidations.

Rich, PR; Moore, AL; Ingledew, WJ; Bonner, WD; (1977) EPR studies of higher plant mitochondria. I Ubisemiquinone and its relation to alternative respiratory oxidations. Biochim Biophys Acta , 462 (3) pp. 501-514.

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Abstract

An EPR investigation of the region of the higher plant respiratory chain involving ubiquinone and Center S-3 of succinate dehydrogenase is reported. At temperatures close to those of liquid helium, first derivative spectra corresponding to Center S-3 (gmax = 2.017) and a signal split around g = 2.00 (major features of peaks and troughs at g values of 2.045, 2.03, 1.985, 1.97 and 1.96) were observed in mung bean (Phaseolus aureus), Arum maculatum spadix, Sauromatum guttatum spadix and tulip bulb (Tulipa gesnerana) mitochondria. The split signal was small or absent in potato tuber and Symplocarpus foetidus spadix mitochondria. The redox behavior of these signals in mung bean mitochondria in a variety of respiratory steady-state conditions suggested that the components giving rise to them were an integral part of the respiratory chain and were located on the substrate side of coupling Site II. The split signal could be removed by addition of hydroxamic acids in all tissues tested, although the Ks of this effect was an order of magnitude higher than the Ki of inhibition of the alternative respiratory pathway in mung bean and Sauromatum guttatum spadix mitochondria. The results are discussed in relation to the current ideas on the ordering of components in the region around the classical Site II of the respiratory chain and in relation to the location of the alternative respiratory oxidase pathway of higher plants.

Type: Article
Title: EPR studies of higher plant mitochondria. I Ubisemiquinone and its relation to alternative respiratory oxidations.
Location: Netherlands
Keywords: Cyanides, Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy, Electron Transport, Hydroxamic Acids, Mitochondria, NAD, Oxidation-Reduction, Oxygen Consumption, Plants, Salicylamides, Succinate Dehydrogenase, Ubiquinone
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Biosciences (Division of) > Structural and Molecular Biology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10026570
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