Extracts derived from MC4100 (wild type) revealed mainly the processed form of the catalytic subunit of all three enzymes (Figure 3A), which is indicative of successful insertion of the [NiFe]-cofactor . In contrast, a mutant unable to synthesize the HypF protein C59 wnt mouse (DHP-F2) is unable to generate the diatomic CN- ligands and consequently fails to insert the cofactor. Extracts from a hypF mutant therefore only showed the AZD1480 purchase unprocessed form of each catalytic subunit (Figure 3A), which indicates that
the large subunit lacks a cofactor . Extracts derived from CP416 (entC) and CP422 (fecA-E) both showed levels of processed large subunits for Hyd-1, Hyd-2 and Hyd-3 similar to those seen for the wild-type MC4100 (Figure 3A). Densitometric analysis of the levels of these processed polypeptides in the autoradiogram shown in Figure 3A, however, revealed that in extracts of CP416 and CP422 Hyd-1 large subunit levels were only 20% and 50%, respectively, of that observed in the wild type, while in extracts of CP416 the level of Hyd-3 large subunit HycE was almost 3-fold increased compared with the level in the wild type (Figure Momelotinib mouse Amino acid 3B). Extracts derived
from the fecA-E entC double null mutant CP415 showed the similar increased level of Hyd-3 large subunit and decreased level of Hyd-1 large subunit as was observed with CP416; however, the difference was that Hyd-2 levels were decreased by approximately 40% compared with the wild type. These results suggest that under mild iron-limiting conditions, intracellular iron is preferentially used for hydrogen-evolving
function. The feoB mutant PM06 showed strongly reduced levels of processed Hyd-1 large subunit and barely detectable levels of Hyd-2 processed large subunit; the amount of processed Hyd-3 large subunit was approximately 50% that of the wild-type. Cell-free extracts of CP411 (entC feoB::Tn5) and CP413 (entC fecA-E feoB::Tn5), on the other hand, essentially completely lacked either the unprocessed or processed forms of the large subunits of Hyd-1 or Hyd-2, which correlates with the lack of Hyd-1 and Hyd-2 enzyme activity observed in Figure 2. Both the processed and unprocessed forms of the Hyd-3 large subunit HycE were observed in extracts from both strains but at significantly reduced levels, which is in accord with the observed FHL activity measured in the strains (see Table 4).