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Study of protein in the respiratory chain by IR spectroscopy and electrochemistry

Abstract : The field of molecular bioenergetics deals with the energy transduction in biological cells. In this project, respiration and more specifically proton and sodium pumping enzymes and their coupling to electron transfer have been in focus. First we have been interested in the Na+-pumping NADH:quinone reductase from Vibrio cholerae which is the entry site of electrons in the respiratory chain of several pathogens. The role of specific flavin cofactors and amino acids involved in Na+ transfer has been shown in a combined IR spectroscopic and electrochemical approach. The interaction between proteins, namely the cytochrome c552 and the CuA fragment from the terminal ba3 oxidase from the organism Thermus thermophilus was then investigated. Structural reorganization during electron transfer was revealed by IR spectroscopy. Finally, in the third part of the project the interaction within the bc1-aa3 supercomplex from the respiratory chain from Corynebacterium glutamicum was analyzed.
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Yashvin Neehaul. Study of protein in the respiratory chain by IR spectroscopy and electrochemistry. Agricultural sciences. Université de Strasbourg, 2012. English. ⟨NNT : 2012STRAF042⟩. ⟨tel-00827526⟩



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