INA complex liaises the F1Fo-ATP synthase membrane motor modules.

The F1F0-ATP synthase translates a proton flux across the inner mitochondrial membrane into a mechanical rotation, driving anhydride bond formation in the catalytic portion. The complex's membrane-embedded motor forms a proteinaceous channel at the interface between Atp9 ring and Atp6. To prevent unrestricted proton flow dissipating the H+-gradient, channel formation ...
is a critical and tightly controlled step during ATP synthase assembly. Here we show that the INA complex (INAC) acts at this decisive step promoting Atp9-ring association with Atp6. INAC binds to newly synthesized mitochondrial-encoded Atp6 and Atp8 in complex with maturation factors. INAC association is retained until the F1-portion is built on Atp6/8 and loss of INAC causes accumulation of the free F1. An independent complex is formed between INAC and the Atp9 ring. We conclude that INAC maintains assembly intermediates of the F1 F0-ATP synthase in a primed state for the terminal assembly step-motor module formation.
Mesh Terms:
Adenosine Diphosphate, Adenosine Triphosphate, Gene Expression Regulation, Fungal, Mitochondrial Membranes, Mitochondrial Proton-Translocating ATPases, Protons, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins
Nat Commun
Date: Dec. 01, 2016
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