The participation of a cytochrome b5-like hemoprotein of outer mitochondrial membrane (OM cytochrome b) in the NADH-semidehydroascorbate (SDA) reductase activity of rat liver was studied. NADH-SDA reductase activity was strongly inhibited by antibodies against OM cytochrome b and NADH-cytochrome b5 reductase, whereas no inhibition was caused by anti-cytochrome b5 antibody. NADH-SDA reductase exhibited the same distribution pattern as OM cytochrome b-mediated rotenone-insensitive NADH-cytochrome c reductase activity among various subcellular fractions and submitochondrial fractions. Both activities were localized in outer mitochondrial membrane. These observations suggest that OM cytochrome b-mediated rotenone-insensitive NADH-cytochrome c reductase system participates in the NADH-SDA reductase activity of rat liver.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1981 Jul 30|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology