Supramolecular organization of tricarboxylic acid cycle enzymes
Lyubarev A.E., Kurganov B.I.
BioSystems, 1989, v. 22, p. 91-102
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We propose a spatial structure for the tricarboxylic acid cycle enzyme complex (tricarboxylic acid cycle metabolon). The structure is based on an analysis of data on the interaction between tricarboxylic acid cycle enzymes and the mitochondrial inner membrane, as well as on data on enzyme-enzyme interactions. The a -ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex, adsorbed along one of the 3-fold symmetry axes of the mitochondrial inner membrane, plays a key role in formation of the metabolon. In the interaction with the membrane, two association sites of the a -ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex participate, placed on opposite sides of the complex. The tricarboxylic acid cycle enzyme complex contains one molecule of the a -ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex and six molecules of each of the other enzymes of the tricarboxylic acid cycle, as well as aspartate aminotransferase and nucleoside-diphosphate kinase. Succinate dehydrogenase, which is the integral protein of the mitochondrial inner membrane, is a component of the anchor site responsible for the assembly of the metabolon on the membrane. The molecular mass of the complex (without regard to succinate dehydrogenase) is 8 x 106 Da. The metabolon symmetry corresponds to the D3 point symmetry group.
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