Electron microscopy of beef heart mitochondrial F1-ATPase

V. L. Tsuprun, I. V. Mesyanzhinova, I. A. Kozlov, E. V. Orlova

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The quaternary structure of isolated and membrane-bound F1-ATPase (submitochondrial particles) has been studied by electron microscopy. A model of the molecule has been proposed: six protein masses are arranged in two layers approximately at the vertices of a triangular antiprism. Computer averaging of the images showed that the frontal view of the molecule can be approximately characterized by mirror plane symmetry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-290
Number of pages6
JournalFEBS Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 27 1984

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  • Electron microscopy
  • Enzyme structure
  • F-ATPase


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