Purification and biochemical characterization of hepatic ferredoxin (hepatoredoxin) from bovine liver mitochondria

FEBS Lett. 1986 Jan 20;195(1-2):87-91. doi: 10.1016/0014-5793(86)80136-3.


Hepatic ferredoxin (hepatoredoxin) was purified from bovine liver mitochondria. The monomeric molecular mass of the hepatoredoxin was larger than that of adrenocortical ferredoxin (adrenodoxin) from bovine adrenocortical mitochondria at 14 kDa. We studied the amino acid residues and NH2-terminal sequence of this protein. The hepatoredoxin was organ-specific protein. The optical absorption spectrum of oxidized hepatoredoxin had two peaks, at 414 and 455 nm in the visible region. Hepatoredoxin formed an immunoprecipitin line against anti-adrenodoxin immunoglobulin in Ouchterlony double diffusion, and an immunochemical staining band in Western blotting.

MeSH terms

  • Adrenodoxin / analysis
  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Amino Acids / analysis
  • Animals
  • Cattle
  • Ferredoxins / immunology
  • Ferredoxins / isolation & purification*
  • Immunodiffusion
  • Mitochondria, Liver / analysis*
  • Molecular Weight


  • Amino Acids
  • Ferredoxins
  • hepatoredoxin
  • Adrenodoxin