The electron transport chains of Neisseria meningitidis

ISBN: 9783845406633

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Neisseria meningitidis is a facultative microaerophilic bacterium that can utilize oxygen, nitrite, and nitric oxide as terminal electron acceptors for its respiration. Oxygen can cause oxidation of both c-type and b-type cytochromes while nitrite or nitric oxide cause oxidation of b-type cytochrome predominantly. Nitrite as well as nitric oxide can directly inhibits oxidation of c-type cytochromes by oxygen. The meningococcus posseses many periplasmic electron transferring proteins. These proteins include cytochrome c2, cytochrome c4, cytochrome c5, and lipid-modified azurin. The cytochromes c2 and c4 are major electron donors to cytochrome cbb3 oxidase whereas the cytochrome c5 is a major electron donor to copper-containing nitrite reductase. The cytochrome c5 and lipid-modified azurin, to lesser extent, are also able to donate electrons to cytochrome cbb3 oxidase. Its respiratory flexibility may give the organism an advantage to adapt in environments where fluctuation of respiratory substrates occurs.

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Title:
The electron transport chains of Neisseria meningitidis
ISBN-10:
3845406631
ISBN-13:
9783845406633
Author:
Manu Deeudom and James Moir
Publisher:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Published Date:
20110727
Edition:
1
Binding
Paperback / softback
Pages:
244
Language:
English
Product Dim.:
8.66 H x 5.91 W (inches)

Manu Deeudom and James Moir

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