The in vivo oxidation of methylamine has been studied in Paracoccus denitrificans. Four components are involved in the electron transfer from methylamine to oxygen; methylamine dehydrogenase (MADH), amicyanin, cytochrome c and cytochrome-c oxidase. In P. denitrificans, MADH and its electron acceptor amicyanin are indispensable for growth on methylamine. In the present study, site-directed mutants have been used to demonstrate participation of cytochrome c550 and the aa3-type cytochrome-c oxidase. Moreover, evidence is provided for the operation of alternative routes, branching from amicyanin, in which at least cytochrome c1 and the cbb3-type cytochrome-c oxidase are involved.
- Mutagenesis, Site-Directed
- Paracoccus denitrificans
- Journal Article
- Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't