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Oms1 associates with cytochrome c oxidase assembly intermediates to stabilize newly synthesized Cox1
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.
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2016 (English)In: Molecular Biology of the Cell, ISSN 1059-1524, E-ISSN 1939-4586, Vol. 27, no 10, 1570-1580 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase assembles in the inner membrane from subunits of dual genetic origin. The assembly process of the enzyme is initiated by membrane insertion of the mitochondria-encoded Cox1 subunit. During complex maturation, transient assembly intermediates, consisting of structural subunits and specialized chaperone-like assembly factors, are formed. In addition, cofactors such as heme and copper have to be inserted into the nascent complex. To regulate the assembly process, the availability of Cox1 is under control of a regulatory feedback cycle in which translation of COX1 mRNA is stalled when assembly intermediates of Cox1 accumulate through inactivation of the translational activator Mss51. Here we isolate a cytochrome c oxidase assembly intermediate in preparatory scale from coa1 Delta. mutant cells, using Mss51 as bait. We demonstrate that at this stage of assembly, the complex has not yet incorporated the heme a cofactors. Using quantitative mass spectrometry, we define the protein composition of the assembly intermediate and unexpectedly identify the putative methyltransferase Oms1 as a constituent. Our analyses show that Oms1 participates in cytochrome c oxidase assembly by stabilizing newly synthesized Cox1.

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2016. Vol. 27, no 10, 1570-1580 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-131526DOI: 10.1091/mbc.E15-12-0811ISI: 000376456800004PubMedID: 27030670OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-131526DiVA: diva2:945895
Available from: 2016-07-04 Created: 2016-06-21 Last updated: 2016-07-04Bibliographically approved

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