Pause and rotation of F(1)-ATPase during catalysis.

TitlePause and rotation of F(1)-ATPase during catalysis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsHirono-Hara, Y, Noji, H, Nishiura, M, Muneyuki, E, Hara, KY, Yasuda, R, Kinosita, K, Yoshida, M
JournalProc Natl Acad Sci U S A
Date Published2001 Nov 20
KeywordsAdenosine Diphosphate, Adenosine Triphosphate, Catalysis, Kinetics, Magnesium, Proton-Translocating ATPases

F(1)-ATPase is a rotary motor enzyme in which a single ATP molecule drives a 120 degrees rotation of the central gamma subunit relative to the surrounding alpha(3)beta(3) ring. Here, we show that the rotation of F(1)-ATPase spontaneously lapses into long (approximately 30 s) pauses during steady-state catalysis. The effects of ADP-Mg and mutation on the pauses, as well as kinetic comparison with bulk-phase catalysis, strongly indicate that the paused enzyme corresponds to the inactive state of F(1)-ATPase previously known as the ADP-Mg inhibited form in which F(1)-ATPase fails to release ADP-Mg from catalytic sites. The pausing position of the gamma subunit deviates from the ATP-waiting position and is most likely the recently found intermediate 90 degrees position.

Alternate JournalProc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.
Citation Key10.1073/pnas.241365698
PubMed ID11707579
PubMed Central IDPMC61095