Assembly of F0 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Biochim Biophys Acta. 2009 Jan;1793(1):108-16. doi: 10.1016/j.bbamcr.2008.07.001. Epub 2008 Jul 11.


Respiratory deficient mutants of Saccharomyces cerevisiae have been instrumental in identifying an increasing number of nuclear gene products that promote pre- and post-translational steps of the pathway responsible for biogenesis of the mitochondrial ATP synthase. In this article we have attempted to marshal current information about the functions of such accessory factors and the roles they play in expression and assembly of the mitochondrially encoded subunits of the ATP synthase. We also discuss evidence that the ATP synthase may be built up from three separate modules corresponding to the F1 ATPase, the stator and F0.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Models, Biological
  • Molecular Chaperones / chemistry
  • Molecular Chaperones / genetics
  • Molecular Chaperones / metabolism
  • Protein Conformation
  • Protein Subunits / chemistry
  • Protein Subunits / genetics
  • Protein Subunits / metabolism
  • Proton-Translocating ATPases / chemistry
  • Proton-Translocating ATPases / genetics*
  • Proton-Translocating ATPases / metabolism*
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / enzymology*
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / metabolism
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins / chemistry
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins / genetics*
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins / metabolism*
  • Structure-Activity Relationship


  • Molecular Chaperones
  • Protein Subunits
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins
  • Proton-Translocating ATPases