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Title: Crystallographic structure of the turbine C-ring from spinach chloroplast F-ATP synthase
Authors: Seelert, Holger
Marx, Sven‑Hendric
Dencher, Norbert A.
Grüber, Gerhard
Balakrishna, Asha Manikkoth
Keywords: DRNTU::Science::Biological sciences
Issue Date: 2014
Source: Balakrishna, A., Seelert, H., Marx, S.-H., Dencher, N., & Grüber, G. (2014). Crystallographic structure of the turbine C -ring from spinach chloroplast F-ATP synthase . Bioscience Reports, 34(2), 147-154.
Series/Report no.: Bioscience reports
Abstract: In eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, F-ATP synthases provide energy through the synthesis of ATP. The chloroplast F-ATP synthase (CF1FO-ATP synthase) of plants is integrated into the thylakoid membrane via its FO-domain subunits a, b, b’ and c. Subunit c with a stoichiometry of 14 and subunit a form the gate for H+-pumping, enabling the coupling of electrochemical energy with ATP synthesis in the F1 sector. Here we report the crystallization and structure determination of the c14-ring of subunit c of the CF1FO-ATP synthase from spinach chloroplasts. The crystals belonged to space group C2, with unit-cell parameters a=144.420, b=99.295, c=123.51 Å, and β=104.34° and diffracted to 4.5 Å resolution. Each c-ring contains 14 monomers in the asymmetric unit. The length of the c-ring is 60.32 Å, with an outer ring diameter 52.30 Å and an inner ring width of 40 Å.
ISSN: 0144-8463
Rights: © 2014 The Author(s). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC-BY) ( which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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