Isoelectric focusing of ferredoxins, flavordoxins and a rubredoxin

Biochim Biophys Acta. 1978 Dec 20;537(2):501-6. doi: 10.1016/0005-2795(78)90535-4.


Isoelectric points of ferredoxins, flavodoxins and a rubredoxin from a range of sources were measured by electrofocusing over the pH range between 2.5 and 5.0 on thin layers of polyacrylamide gel. The pH gradient along the gel was measured directly by a surface electrode. The isoelectric points of the plant-type ferredoxins were between approx. 3.15 and 3.35, and those of the flavodoxins close to 3.5. Ferredoxin, rubredoxin and flavodoxin from Clostridium pasteurianum had isolectric points of the of 2.75, 2.9, and 3.1, respectively. The values for the isoelectric points ferredoxins are significantly lower than previous results in the literature suggest.

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria
  • Clostridium / analysis
  • Ferredoxins*
  • Flavodoxin*
  • Flavoproteins*
  • Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
  • Isoelectric Focusing
  • Plants
  • Rubredoxins*
  • Species Specificity


  • Ferredoxins
  • Flavodoxin
  • Flavoproteins
  • Rubredoxins