Monoclonal antibodies prepared against subunits II and IV of beef heart cytochrome oxidase were found to cross-react with thermophilic bacterial PS3 oxidase. Each individual antibody affects the enzymatic activity. "Western" blot analyses showed that subunit II antibodies of beef heart recognized subunit II of PS3 and subunit IV antibody likewise recognized a fourth protein subunit on slab gels. This fourth subunit previously thought to be a contaminant or a degradation product has a molecular weight of about 10,500 on SDS-gels, and appears to exist in stoichiometric amount. We have extracted this subunit from slab gels and compared its amino acid composition with that of subunit III.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Jun 15 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology