Weiss C, et al. (1999) Domain structure and lipid interaction of recombinant yeast Tim44. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 96(16):8890-4
Abstract: Tim44 is an essential component of the machinery that mediates the translocation of nuclear-encoded proteins across the mitochondrial inner membrane. It functions as a membrane anchor for the ATP-driven protein import motor whose other subunits are the mitochondrial 70-kDa heat-shock protein (mhsp70) and its nucleotide exchange factor, mGrpE. To understand how this motor is anchored to the inner membrane, we have overexpressed Tim44 in Escherichia coli and studied the properties of the pure protein and its interaction with model lipid membranes. Limited proteolysis and analytical ultracentrifugation indicate that Tim44 is an elongated monomer with a stably folded C-terminal domain. The protein binds strongly to liposomes composed of phosphatidylcholine and cardiolipin but only weakly to liposomes containing phosphatidylcholine alone. Studies with phospholipid monolayers suggest that Tim44 binds to phospholipids of the mitochondrial inner membrane both by electrostatic interactions and by penetrating the polar head group region.
|Status: Published||Type: Journal Article||PubMed ID: 10430866|
Topics addressed in this paper
- To find other papers on a gene and topic, click on the colored ball in the appropriate box.
- displays other papers with information about that topic for that gene.
- displays other papers in SGD that are associated with that topic.
The topic is addressed in these papers but does not describe a specific gene or chromosomal feature.
- To go to the Locus page for a gene, click on the gene name.
|Topics||Genes linked to topics|
|Techniques and Reagents|