Rotation of the gamma subunit in F1-ATPase; evidence that ATP synthase is a rotary motor enzyme. uri icon

abstract

  • ATP-dependent, azide-sensitive rotation of the gamma subunit relative to the alpha3beta3 hexagonal ring of ATP synthase was observed with a single molecule imaging system. Thus, ATP synthase is a rotary motor enzyme, the first ever found.

publication date

  • June 1997