Functional reconstitution of the import of the yeast ADP/ATP carrier mediated by the TIM10 complex

Luciano, P., Vial, S., Vegnolle, M.A.S., Dyall, S.D., Robinson, D.R. and Tokatlidis, K. (2001) Functional reconstitution of the import of the yeast ADP/ATP carrier mediated by the TIM10 complex. EMBO Journal, 20(15), pp. 4099-4106. (doi:10.1093/emboj/20.15.4099)

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Abstract

Import of the ADP/ATP carrier (AAC) into mitochondria requires the soluble TIM10 complex to cross the intermembrane space. We report here that Tim9 and Tim10 purified from Escherichia coli can form a complex of the same size as the endogenous complex from yeast mitochondria. This shows that no other mitochondrial protein is required for the formation of the TIM10 complex. Co-expression of both proteins rendered Tim9 more soluble and allowed purification of the reconstituted complex in a single step. Urea/EDTA treatment of recombinant Tim10 allowed its import into tim10-ts mitochondria that lack endogenous Tim10 and cannot import AAC. In this way, we were able to (i) reconstitute the TIM10 complex in the intermembrane space and (ii) restore import of AAC to almost wild-type levels. The reconstituted TIM10 complex not only facilitated passage of AAC across the outer membrane but also ensured its accurate membrane insertion. We conclude that the TIM10 complex can be formed exclusively from Tim9 and Tim10 and that the reconstituted complex efficiently restores AAC import in a strain lacking the TIM10 complex.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tokatlidis, Professor Kostas
Authors: Luciano, P., Vial, S., Vegnolle, M.A.S., Dyall, S.D., Robinson, D.R., and Tokatlidis, K.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology
Journal Name:EMBO Journal
ISSN:0261-4189

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