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Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Pathway: succinate to cytochrome bd oxidase electron transfer

If an enzyme name is shown in bold, there is experimental evidence for this enzymatic activity.

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Superclasses: Generation of Precursor Metabolites and Energy Electron Transfer
Generation of Precursor Metabolites and Energy Respiration Aerobic Respiration

In the respiratory chain formed by succinate dehydrogenase and cytochrome bd oxidase the transfer of electrons from succinate to cytochrome bd oxidase is coupled to the generation of a proton-motive force across the cytoplasmic membrane.

Succinate is oxidised to fumarate resulting in production of four electrons which are transferred to the cytochrome bd oxidase by a quinone pool which drives proton translocation in the opposite direction. Neither succinate dehydrogenase or cytochrome bd oxidase catalyse vectorial proton translocation, instead the reduction of oxygen by cytochrome bd oxidase contributes four protons to the proton-motive force.

E. coli has two cytochrome bd oxidases. Cytochrome bd-I is expressed in wild-type cells under conditions of limited oxygen [Reid79]. Cytochrome bd-II is expressed only in mutants lacking cytochrome bd-I and cytochrome bo with cytochrome bd activity being observed only when complemented with a chromosomal fragment from Bacillus firmus [Sturr96]. The physiological role of cytochrome bd-II in wild-type E. coli is obscure.

Succinate dehydrogenase is expressed in aerobic conditions and is structurally and functionally homologous to fumarate dehydrogenase [Berg90].

Created 17-Aug-2008 by Nolan L , Macquarie University
Last-Curated ? 17-Aug-2008 by Nolan L , Macquarie University


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Cotter90: Cotter PA, Chepuri V, Gennis RB, Gunsalus RP (1990). "Cytochrome o (cyoABCDE) and d (cydAB) oxidase gene expression in Escherichia coli is regulated by oxygen, pH, and the fnr gene product." J Bacteriol 172(11);6333-8. PMID: 2172211

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