Hydrophobic interaction chromatography of coenzyme F420-reducing hydrogenase purified from Methanobacterium formicicum depleted protein-bound FAD and eliminated the ability to reduce coenzyme F420. Preincubation of the FAD-depleted hydrogenase with FAD restored 85% of the coenzyme F420-reducing activity. FMN did not replace FAD. A Kd of 12 μM was estimated for FAD. Analysis of the reactivated hydrogenase following molecular sieve column chromatography showed that FAD was bound to protein. The results indicate that protein-bound FAD is reversibly removed from the coenzyme F420-reducing hydrogenase and that this flavin is required for the reduction of coenzyme F420.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - May 16 1984|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology