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Cytochrome bd confers nitric oxide resistance to Escherichia coli

Mason, Maria G and Shepherd, Mark and Nicholls, Peter and Dobbin, Paul S and Dodsworth, Kathryn S and Poole, Robert K and Cooper, Chris E (2009) 'Cytochrome bd confers nitric oxide resistance to Escherichia coli.' Nature Chemical Biology, 5 (2). pp. 94-96. ISSN 1552-4450

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The aerobic respiratory chain of Escherichia coli has two terminal quinol oxidases: cytochrome bo and cytochrome bd. Cytochrome bd was thought to function solely to facilitate micro-aerobic respiration. However, it has recently been shown to be overexpressed under conditions of nitric oxide (NO) stress; we show here that cytochrome bd is crucial for protecting E. coli cells from NO-induced growth inhibition by virtue of its fast NO dissociation rate. © 2009 Nature America, Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Escherichia coli; Nitric Oxide; Cytochromes; Cytochrome b Group; Electron Transport Chain Complex Proteins; Oxidoreductases; Escherichia coli Proteins
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Life Sciences, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2011 12:32
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:21

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