A topological study of the yeast ATP synthase membranous domain was undertaken by means of chemical modifications and cross-linking experiments on the wild-type complex and on mutated enzymes obtained by site-directed mutagenesis of genes encoding ATP synthase subunits. The modification by non-permeant maleimide reagents of the Cys-54 of mutated subunit 4 (subunit b), of the Cys-23 in the N-terminus of subunit 6 (subunit a) and of the Cys-91 in the C-terminus of mutated subunit f demonstrated their location in the mitochondrial intermembrane space. Near-neighbour relationships between subunits of the complex were demonstrated by means of homobifunctional and heterobifunctional reagents. Our data suggest interactions between the first transmembranous alpha-helix of subunit 6, the two hydrophobic segments of subunit 4 and the unique membrane-spanning segments of subunits i and f. The amino acid residue 174 of subunit 4 is close to both oscp and the beta-subunit, and the residue 209 is close to oscp. The dimerisation of subunit 4 in the membrane revealed that this component is located in the periphery of the enzyme and interacts with other ATP synthase complexes.
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