Accession Number : ADA184361

Title :   Characterization of Methanogen Membrane Function.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. Apr 86-Jul 87,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF MICROBIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Konisky, Jordan ; Santoro, Nicholas ; Dharmavaram, Rita

PDF Url : ADA184361

Report Date : 24 Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This research program involves characterization of membrane structure and function in the methanogenic archaebacterium, Methanococcus voltae. The objectives are: to characterize the energy transducing cytoplasmic membrane, to delineate the energetics of coenzyme M transport, to genetically dissect the coenzyme M transport system, to characterize sodium pumps, and to initiate studies in membrane molecular biology. The role of the methanogen vanadate-sensitive membrane-associated ATPase in energy transduction is being investigated.

Descriptors :   *EUBACTERIALES, *MEMBRANES(BIOLOGY), *COENZYMES, *BIOSYNTHESIS, ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, ANAEROBIC BACTERIA, METHANE, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, CYTOPLASM, PHOSPHATASES, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Microbiology
      Biochemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE