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A New Type of Na+-Driven ATP Synthase Membrane Rotor with a Two-Carboxylate Ion-Coupling Motif

  • Sarah Schulz,

    Affiliation: Department of Structural Biology, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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  • Marina Iglesias-Cans,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Otago School of Medical Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

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  • Alexander Krah,

    Affiliation: Theoretical Molecular Biophysics Group, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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  • Özkan Yildiz,

    Affiliation: Department of Structural Biology, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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  • Vanessa Leone,

    Affiliation: Theoretical Molecular Biophysics Group, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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  • Doreen Matthies,

    Affiliation: Department of Structural Biology, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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  • Gregory M. Cook,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Otago School of Medical Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

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  • José D. Faraldo-Gómez equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: José D. Faraldo-Gómez, Thomas Meier

    jose.faraldo@biophys.mpg.de (JDF-G); thomas.meier@biophys.mpg.de (TM)

    Affiliations: Theoretical Molecular Biophysics Group, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Cluster of Excellence “Macromolecular Complexes,” Goethe University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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  • Thomas Meier equal contributor mail

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: José D. Faraldo-Gómez, Thomas Meier

    jose.faraldo@biophys.mpg.de (JDF-G); thomas.meier@biophys.mpg.de (TM)

    Affiliations: Department of Structural Biology, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Cluster of Excellence “Macromolecular Complexes,” Goethe University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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  • Published: June 25, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001596

About the Authors

Sarah Schulz, Özkan Yildiz, Doreen Matthies, Thomas Meier
Department of Structural Biology, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Marina Iglesias-Cans, Gregory M. Cook
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Otago School of Medical Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Alexander Krah, Vanessa Leone, José D. Faraldo-Gómez
Theoretical Molecular Biophysics Group, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
José D. Faraldo-Gómez, Thomas Meier
Cluster of Excellence “Macromolecular Complexes,” Goethe University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: GMC JDFG TM. Performed the experiments: SS MIC AK VL DM. Analyzed the data: SS MIC AK ÖY VL DM GMC JDFG TM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ÖY. Wrote the paper: GMC JDFG TM.