Periplasmic oxygen reduction by Desulfovibrio species

Citation
A. Baumgarten et al., Periplasmic oxygen reduction by Desulfovibrio species, ARCH MICROB, 176(4), 2001, pp. 306-309
Citations number
27
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Microbiology
Journal title
ARCHIVES OF MICROBIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0302-8933 → ACNP
Volume
176
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
306 - 309
Database
ISI
SICI code
0302-8933(200110)176:4<306:PORBDS>2.0.ZU;2-6
Abstract
Washed cells of Desulfovibrio vulgaris strain Marburg (DSM 2119) reduced ox ygen to water with H, as electron donor at a mean rate of 253 nmol O-2 min( -1) (mg protein)(-1). After separating the periplasm from the cells, more t han 60% of the cytochrome c activity and 90% of the oxygen-reducing activit y were found in the periplasmic fraction. Oxygen reduction and the reductio n of cytochrome c with H, were inhibited by CuCl2. After further separation of the periplasm by ultrafiltration (exclusion sizes 30. 50, and 100 kDa), oxygen reduction with H-2 occurred with the retentates only. Ascorbate plu s tetramethyl-p-phenylenediamine (TMPD), however, were also oxidized by the filtrates. The stoichiometry of 1 mol O-2 reduced per 2 mol ascorbate oxid ized indicated the formation of water. Our experiments present evidence tha t in D. vulgaris periplasmic hydrogenase and cytochrome c play a major role in oxygen reduction. Preliminary studies with other Desulfovibrio species indicated a similar function of periplasmic c-type cytochromes in D. desulf uricans CSN and D. termitidis KH1.