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In the past, I have been working with F-ATPases which are 'rotary enzymes'. This feature was most convincingly established by the groups of Dr. Kinosita and Dr. Yoshida in Japan. Movies of the ATP synthase and how it might work can be found here and here. Movies of our own work with the E. coli ATP synthase and rotation of the proteolipid oligomer, aka the "c ring", can be found here.

Coordinates of models are available for spinach chloroplast CF1 and for E. coli. Models will be updated as new information becomes available and as time allows. Please be sure to take a look at the README file in the coordinate file directory upon using the coordinate files. (PHD-)sequence alignments for subunits alpha, beta, and gamma might prove helpful.

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apl. Prof. Dr. S. Engelbrecht-Vandré
Universität Osnabrück Abt. Biochemie
Barbarastr. 13, 67-E45
D - 49076 Osnabrück(Germany)
phone: +49-541-969 3424
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