Molecular architecture of the N‐type ATPase rotor ring from Burkholderia pseudomallei

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Molecular architecture of the N‐type ATPase rotor ring from Burkholderia pseudomallei

Sarah SchulzMartin WilkesDeryck J MillsWerner KühlbrandtThomas Meier

EMBO reports 

 

the ATPase is proton‐coupled. The c17 ring stoichiometry results in a very high ion‐to‐ATP ratio of 5.7.

this N‐ATPase is a highly efficient proton pump that helps these melioidosis‐causing bacteria to survive in the hostile, acidic environment of phagosomes.