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Compact archaeal variant of heme A synthase

Lewin, Anna LU and Hederstedt, Lars LU (2006) In FEBS Letters 580(22). p.5351-5356
Abstract
The N- and C-terminal halves of the heme A synthase polypeptide of Bacillus subtilis, and many other organisms, are homologous. This indicates that these enzyme proteins originate from a tandem duplication and fusion event of a gene encoding a protein half as large. The ape1694 gene of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Aeropyrum pernix encodes a protein that is similar to the hypothetical small primordial protein. We demonstrate that this A. pernix protein is a heat-stable membrane bound heme A synthase designated cCtaA. The case of cCtaA is unusual in evolution in that the primordial-like protein has not become extinct and apparently carries out the same function as the twice as large more diversified heme A synthase protein variant found in... (More)
The N- and C-terminal halves of the heme A synthase polypeptide of Bacillus subtilis, and many other organisms, are homologous. This indicates that these enzyme proteins originate from a tandem duplication and fusion event of a gene encoding a protein half as large. The ape1694 gene of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Aeropyrum pernix encodes a protein that is similar to the hypothetical small primordial protein. We demonstrate that this A. pernix protein is a heat-stable membrane bound heme A synthase designated cCtaA. The case of cCtaA is unusual in evolution in that the primordial-like protein has not become extinct and apparently carries out the same function as the twice as large more diversified heme A synthase protein variant found in most cytochrome a-containing organisms. (Less)
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Aeropyrum, protein evolution, ape1694, heme A synthesis, CtaA, cCtaA, pernix
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FEBS Letters
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580
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22
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5351 - 5356
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Wiley-Blackwell
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  • pmid:16989823
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1873-3468
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10.1016/j.febslet.2006.08.080
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English
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  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {FEBS Letters},
  title        = {Compact archaeal variant of heme A synthase},
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  doi          = {10.1016/j.febslet.2006.08.080},
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