acidianus

Summary

Summary: A genus of facultatively anaerobic coccoid ARCHAEA, in the family SULFOLOBACEAE. Cells are highly irregular in shape and thermoacidophilic. Lithotrophic growth occurs aerobically via sulfur oxidation in some species. Distribution includes solfataric springs and fields, mudholes, and geothermically heated acidic marine environments.

Top Publications

  1. Sun C, Chen Z, He Z, Zhou P, Liu S. Purification and properties of the sulfur oxygenase/reductase from the acidothermophilic archaeon, Acidianus strain S5. Extremophiles. 2003;7:131-4 pubmed
    The sulfur oxygenase/reductase (SOR) of Acidianus strain S5 was purified and characterized after expressing the SOR gene in a recombinant strain of Escherichia coli...
  2. Basta T, Smyth J, Forterre P, Prangishvili D, Peng X. Novel archaeal plasmid pAH1 and its interactions with the lipothrixvirus AFV1. Mol Microbiol. 2009;71:23-34 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we describe an Acidianus strain which carries naturally a novel 28 kb conjugative plasmid-like element, pAH1, and also serves as a ..
  3. Vestergaard G, Aramayo R, Basta T, Häring M, Peng X, Brugger K, et al. Structure of the acidianus filamentous virus 3 and comparative genomics of related archaeal lipothrixviruses. J Virol. 2008;82:371-81 pubmed
    Four novel filamentous viruses with double-stranded DNA genomes, namely, Acidianus filamentous virus 3 (AFV3), AFV6, AFV7, and AFV8, have been characterized from the hyperthermophilic archaeal genus Acidianus, and they are assigned to ..
  4. Laska S, Lottspeich F, Kletzin A. Membrane-bound hydrogenase and sulfur reductase of the hyperthermophilic and acidophilic archaeon Acidianus ambivalens. Microbiology. 2003;149:2357-71 pubmed
    ..were purified from solubilized membrane fractions of anaerobically grown cells of the sulfur-dependent archaeon Acidianus ambivalens and the corresponding genes were sequenced...
  5. Bettstetter M, Peng X, Garrett R, Prangishvili D. AFV1, a novel virus infecting hyperthermophilic archaea of the genus acidianus. Virology. 2003;315:68-79 pubmed
    We describe a novel virus, AFV1, of the hyperthermophilic archaeal genus Acidianus. Filamentous virions are covered with a lipid envelope and contain at least five different proteins with molecular masses in the range of 23-130 kDa and a ..
  6. Chang Li L, Jin Lan X, Zhen Yuan N, Yi Y, Chen Yan M. Effect of sodium chloride on sulfur speciation of chalcopyrite bioleached by the extreme thermophile Acidianus manzaensis. Bioresour Technol. 2012;110:462-7 pubmed publisher
    ..of chalcopyrite and surface sulfur speciation during bioleaching of chalcopyrite with the extreme thermophile Acidianus manzaensis YN-25 was studied...
  7. Goulet A, Blangy S, Redder P, Prangishvili D, Felisberto Rodrigues C, Forterre P, et al. Acidianus filamentous virus 1 coat proteins display a helical fold spanning the filamentous archaeal viruses lineage. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:21155-60 pubmed publisher
    b>Acidianus filamentous virus 1 (AFV1), a member of the Lipothrixviridae family, infects the hyperthermophilic, acidophilic crenarchaeaon Acidianus hospitalis...
  8. Urich T, Coelho R, Kletzin A, Frazao C. The sulfur oxygenase reductase from Acidianus ambivalens is an icosatetramer as shown by crystallization and Patterson analysis. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2005;1747:267-70 pubmed
    ..initial enzyme in the aerobic sulfur metabolism of the thermoacidophilic and chemolithoautotrophic crenarchaeote Acidianus ambivalens...
  9. Wang L, Hu Z, Luo Y, Huo Y, Ma Q, He Y, et al. Distinct symmetry and limited peptide refolding activity of the thermosomes from the acidothermophilic archaea Acidianus tengchongensis S5(T). Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2010;393:228-34 pubmed publisher
    Recombinant thermosomes from the Acidianus tengchongensis strain S5(T) were purified to homogeneity and assembled in vitro into homo-oligomers (rATcpnalpha or rATcpnbeta) and hetero-oligomers (rATcpnalphabeta)...
  10. Peng X, Basta T, Häring M, Garrett R, Prangishvili D. Genome of the Acidianus bottle-shaped virus and insights into the replication and packaging mechanisms. Virology. 2007;364:237-43 pubmed
    The Acidianus bottle-shaped virus, ABV, infects strains of the hyperthermophilic archaeal genus Acidianus and is morphologically distinct from all other known viruses...

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  1. Sun C, Chen Z, He Z, Zhou P, Liu S. Purification and properties of the sulfur oxygenase/reductase from the acidothermophilic archaeon, Acidianus strain S5. Extremophiles. 2003;7:131-4 pubmed
    The sulfur oxygenase/reductase (SOR) of Acidianus strain S5 was purified and characterized after expressing the SOR gene in a recombinant strain of Escherichia coli...
  2. Basta T, Smyth J, Forterre P, Prangishvili D, Peng X. Novel archaeal plasmid pAH1 and its interactions with the lipothrixvirus AFV1. Mol Microbiol. 2009;71:23-34 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we describe an Acidianus strain which carries naturally a novel 28 kb conjugative plasmid-like element, pAH1, and also serves as a ..
  3. Vestergaard G, Aramayo R, Basta T, Häring M, Peng X, Brugger K, et al. Structure of the acidianus filamentous virus 3 and comparative genomics of related archaeal lipothrixviruses. J Virol. 2008;82:371-81 pubmed
    Four novel filamentous viruses with double-stranded DNA genomes, namely, Acidianus filamentous virus 3 (AFV3), AFV6, AFV7, and AFV8, have been characterized from the hyperthermophilic archaeal genus Acidianus, and they are assigned to ..
  4. Laska S, Lottspeich F, Kletzin A. Membrane-bound hydrogenase and sulfur reductase of the hyperthermophilic and acidophilic archaeon Acidianus ambivalens. Microbiology. 2003;149:2357-71 pubmed
    ..were purified from solubilized membrane fractions of anaerobically grown cells of the sulfur-dependent archaeon Acidianus ambivalens and the corresponding genes were sequenced...
  5. Bettstetter M, Peng X, Garrett R, Prangishvili D. AFV1, a novel virus infecting hyperthermophilic archaea of the genus acidianus. Virology. 2003;315:68-79 pubmed
    We describe a novel virus, AFV1, of the hyperthermophilic archaeal genus Acidianus. Filamentous virions are covered with a lipid envelope and contain at least five different proteins with molecular masses in the range of 23-130 kDa and a ..
  6. Chang Li L, Jin Lan X, Zhen Yuan N, Yi Y, Chen Yan M. Effect of sodium chloride on sulfur speciation of chalcopyrite bioleached by the extreme thermophile Acidianus manzaensis. Bioresour Technol. 2012;110:462-7 pubmed publisher
    ..of chalcopyrite and surface sulfur speciation during bioleaching of chalcopyrite with the extreme thermophile Acidianus manzaensis YN-25 was studied...
  7. Goulet A, Blangy S, Redder P, Prangishvili D, Felisberto Rodrigues C, Forterre P, et al. Acidianus filamentous virus 1 coat proteins display a helical fold spanning the filamentous archaeal viruses lineage. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:21155-60 pubmed publisher
    b>Acidianus filamentous virus 1 (AFV1), a member of the Lipothrixviridae family, infects the hyperthermophilic, acidophilic crenarchaeaon Acidianus hospitalis...
  8. Urich T, Coelho R, Kletzin A, Frazao C. The sulfur oxygenase reductase from Acidianus ambivalens is an icosatetramer as shown by crystallization and Patterson analysis. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2005;1747:267-70 pubmed
    ..initial enzyme in the aerobic sulfur metabolism of the thermoacidophilic and chemolithoautotrophic crenarchaeote Acidianus ambivalens...
  9. Wang L, Hu Z, Luo Y, Huo Y, Ma Q, He Y, et al. Distinct symmetry and limited peptide refolding activity of the thermosomes from the acidothermophilic archaea Acidianus tengchongensis S5(T). Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2010;393:228-34 pubmed publisher
    Recombinant thermosomes from the Acidianus tengchongensis strain S5(T) were purified to homogeneity and assembled in vitro into homo-oligomers (rATcpnalpha or rATcpnbeta) and hetero-oligomers (rATcpnalphabeta)...
  10. Peng X, Basta T, Häring M, Garrett R, Prangishvili D. Genome of the Acidianus bottle-shaped virus and insights into the replication and packaging mechanisms. Virology. 2007;364:237-43 pubmed
    The Acidianus bottle-shaped virus, ABV, infects strains of the hyperthermophilic archaeal genus Acidianus and is morphologically distinct from all other known viruses...
  11. Prangishvili D, Vestergaard G, Häring M, Aramayo R, Basta T, Rachel R, et al. Structural and genomic properties of the hyperthermophilic archaeal virus ATV with an extracellular stage of the reproductive cycle. J Mol Biol. 2006;359:1203-16 pubmed
    A novel virus, ATV, of the hyperthermophilic archaeal genus Acidianus has the unique property of undergoing a major morphological development outside of, and independently of, the host cell...
  12. Häring M, Vestergaard G, Rachel R, Chen L, Garrett R, Prangishvili D. Virology: independent virus development outside a host. Nature. 2005;436:1101-2 pubmed
    ..This host-independent morphological development may be a strategy for viral survival in an environment that is unusually harsh and has limited host availability...
  13. Häring M, Rachel R, Peng X, Garrett R, Prangishvili D. Viral diversity in hot springs of Pozzuoli, Italy, and characterization of a unique archaeal virus, Acidianus bottle-shaped virus, from a new family, the Ampullaviridae. J Virol. 2005;79:9904-11 pubmed
    ..to represent viable virions of five novel viruses which infect members of the hyperthermophilic archaeal genus Acidianus. One of these, named the Acidianus bottle-shaped virus, ABV, exhibits a previously unreported morphotype...
  14. Urich T, Kroke A, Bauer C, Seyfarth K, Reuff M, Kletzin A. Identification of core active site residues of the sulfur oxygenase reductase from Acidianus ambivalens by site-directed mutagenesis. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2005;248:171-6 pubmed
    The sulfur oxygenase reductase (SOR) is the initial enzyme in the sulfur oxidation pathway of Acidianus ambivalens. The SOR is composed of 308 aa residues, three of which are cysteines, and contains a mononuclear non-heme iron site...
  15. Goulet A, Vestergaard G, Felisberto Rodrigues C, Campanacci V, Garrett R, Cambillau C, et al. Getting the best out of long-wavelength X-rays: de novo chlorine/sulfur SAD phasing of a structural protein from ATV. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2010;66:304-8 pubmed publisher
    The structure of a 14 kDa structural protein from Acidianus two-tailed virus (ATV) was solved by single-wavelength anomalous diffraction (SAD) phasing using X-ray data collected at 2.0 A wavelength...
  16. Chen Z, Jiang C, She Q, Liu S, Zhou P. Key role of cysteine residues in catalysis and subcellular localization of sulfur oxygenase-reductase of Acidianus tengchongensis. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2005;71:621-8 pubmed
    ..cysteine residues within two conserved motifs (V-G-P-K-V-C(31) and C(101)-X-X-C(104); numbering according to the Acidianus tengchongensis numbering system)...
  17. Victor B, Baptista A, Soares C. Theoretical identification of proton channels in the quinol oxidase aa3 from Acidianus ambivalens. Biophys J. 2004;87:4316-25 pubmed
    ..In this work we modeled the structure of the quinol oxidase from Acidianus ambivalens using comparative modeling techniques for identifying proton channels...
  18. Goulet A, Pina M, Redder P, Prangishvili D, Vera L, Lichi re J, et al. ORF157 from the archaeal virus Acidianus filamentous virus 1 defines a new class of nuclease. J Virol. 2010;84:5025-31 pubmed publisher
    b>Acidianus filamentous virus 1 (AFV1) (Lipothrixviridae) is an enveloped filamentous virus that was characterized from a crenarchaeal host...
  19. Scheele U, Erdmann S, Ungewickell E, Felisberto Rodrigues C, Ortiz Lombardia M, Garrett R. Chaperone role for proteins p618 and p892 in the extracellular tail development of Acidianus two-tailed virus. J Virol. 2011;85:4812-21 pubmed publisher
    The crenarchaeal Acidianus two-tailed virus (ATV) undergoes a remarkable morphological development, extracellularly and independently of host cells, by growing long tails at each end of a spindle-shaped virus particle...
  20. You X, Liu C, Wang S, Jiang C, Shah S, Prangishvili D, et al. Genomic analysis of Acidianus hospitalis W1 a host for studying crenarchaeal virus and plasmid life cycles. Extremophiles. 2011;15:487-97 pubmed publisher
    The Acidianus hospitalis W1 genome consists of a minimally sized chromosome of about 2.13 Mb and a conjugative plasmid pAH1 and it is a host for the model filamentous lipothrixvirus AFV1...
  21. Urich T, Bandeiras T, Leal S, Rachel R, Albrecht T, Zimmermann P, et al. The sulphur oxygenase reductase from Acidianus ambivalens is a multimeric protein containing a low-potential mononuclear non-haem iron centre. Biochem J. 2004;381:137-46 pubmed
    The SOR (sulphur oxygenase reductase) is the initial enzyme in the sulphur-oxidation pathway of Acidianus ambivalens...
  22. Giaveno M, Urbieta M, Ulloa J, Toril E, Donati E. Physiologic versatility and growth flexibility as the main characteristics of a novel thermoacidophilic Acidianus strain isolated from Copahue geothermal area in Argentina. Microb Ecol. 2013;65:336-46 pubmed publisher
    ..Its closest related species are strains of Acidianus hospitalis (91 % of sequence similarity), Acidianus infernus (90 %), Acidianus ambivalens (90 %) and Acidianus ..
  23. Gonzalez Contreras P, Weijma J, van der Weijden R, Buisman C. Biogenic scorodite crystallization by Acidianus sulfidivorans for arsenic removal. Environ Sci Technol. 2010;44:675-80 pubmed publisher
    ..In the present study we show that the thermoacidophilic iron-oxidizing archaeon Acidianus sulfidivorans is able to precipitate scorodite in the absence of any primary minerals or seed crystals, when ..
  24. Goulet A, Spinelli S, Blangy S, van Tilbeurgh H, Leulliot N, Basta T, et al. The thermo- and acido-stable ORF-99 from the archaeal virus AFV1. Protein Sci. 2009;18:1316-20 pubmed publisher
    b>Acidianus Filamentous Virus 1 (AFV1), isolated from acidic hot springs, is an enveloped lipid-containing archaeal filamentous virus with a linear double-stranded DNA genome...
  25. Keller J, Leulliot N, Collinet B, Campanacci V, Cambillau C, Pranghisvilli D, et al. Crystal structure of AFV1-102, a protein from the acidianus filamentous virus 1. Protein Sci. 2009;18:845-9 pubmed publisher
    ..project on the proteins of these viruses, we present here the structure of a 102 amino acid protein from acidianus filamentous virus 1 (AFV1-102)...
  26. Bandeiras T, Refojo P, Todorovic S, Murgida D, Hildebrandt P, Bauer C, et al. The cytochrome ba complex from the thermoacidophilic crenarchaeote Acidianus ambivalens is an analog of bc(1) complexes. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2009;1787:37-45 pubmed publisher
    A novel cytochrome ba complex was isolated from aerobically grown cells of the thermoacidophilic archaeon Acidianus ambivalens. The complex was purified with two subunits, which are encoded by the cbsA and soxN genes...
  27. Li M, Chen Z, Zhang P, Pan X, Jiang C, An X, et al. Crystal structure studies on sulfur oxygenase reductase from Acidianus tengchongensis. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008;369:919-23 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, crystal structures of wild type and mutants of SOR from Acidianus tengchongensis (SOR-AT) in two different crystal forms were determined and it was observed that 24 identical SOR ..
  28. Yoshida N, Nakasato M, Ohmura N, Ando A, Saiki H, Ishii M, et al. Acidianus manzaensis sp. nov., a novel thermoacidophilic archaeon growing autotrophically by the oxidation of H2 with the reduction of Fe3+. Curr Microbiol. 2006;53:406-11 pubmed
    ..9 mol%. From 16S rDNA analysis, it was determined that strain NA-1 is closely related to Acidianus ambivalens (93.1%) and Acidianus infernus (93.0%)...
  29. Plumb J, Haddad C, Gibson J, Franzmann P. Acidianus sulfidivorans sp. nov., an extremely acidophilic, thermophilic archaeon isolated from a solfatara on Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea, and emendation of the genus description. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2007;57:1418-23 pubmed
    ..strain JP7(T) was shown to belong to the Sulfolobaceae, being most closely related to the type strains of Acidianus ambivalens (93.7 %) and Acidianus infernus (93.6 %)...
  30. Castro C, Zhang R, Liu J, Bellenberg S, Neu T, Donati E, et al. Biofilm formation and interspecies interactions in mixed cultures of thermo-acidophilic archaea Acidianus spp. and Sulfolobus metallicus. Res Microbiol. 2016;167:604-12 pubmed publisher
    ..Thermo-acidophilic archaea such as Acidianus, Sulfolobus and Metallosphaera are of special interest due to their ability to perform leaching at high ..
  31. Ma Y, Xia J, Yang Y, Nie Z, Liu H, Liu L. Complete Genome Sequence of the Extremely Thermoacidophilic Archaeon Acidianus manzaensis YN-25. Genome Announc. 2017;5: pubmed publisher
    The complete genome of Acidianus manzaensis YN-25 consists of a chromosome of 2,687,463 bp, with a G+C content of 30.62% and 2,746 coding DNA sequences...
  32. Uldahl K, Jensen S, Bhoobalan Chitty Y, Martínez Álvarez L, Papathanasiou P, Peng X. Life Cycle Characterization of Sulfolobus Monocaudavirus 1, an Extremophilic Spindle-Shaped Virus with Extracellular Tail Development. J Virol. 2016;90:5693-5699 pubmed publisher
    ..development outside, and independently of, the host cell has been reported only once before for the related Acidianus two-tailed virus...
  33. Kalichuk V, Renodon Cornière A, Behar G, Carrión F, Obal G, Maillasson M, et al. A novel, smaller scaffold for Affitins: Showcase with binders specific for EpCAM. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2017;: pubmed publisher
    ..Recently, we have characterized the 7?kDa DNA-binding family, and Aho7c originating from Acidianus hospitalis was shown to be its smallest member with thermostability comparable to those of Sac7d and Sso7d...
  34. Urbieta M, Rascovan N, Vazquez M, Donati E. Genome analysis of the thermoacidophilic archaeon Acidianus copahuensis focusing on the metabolisms associated to biomining activities. BMC Genomics. 2017;18:445 pubmed publisher
    ..Within this group, the genus Acidianus contains four biomining species (from ten known Acidianus species), but none of these have their genome ..
  35. Smeulders M, Pol A, Venselaar H, Barends T, Hermans J, Jetten M, et al. Bacterial CS2 hydrolases from Acidithiobacillus thiooxidans strains are homologous to the archaeal catenane CS2 hydrolase. J Bacteriol. 2013;195:4046-56 pubmed publisher
    ..They were purified and found to be homologous to the only other described (archaeal) CS(2) hydrolase from Acidianus strain A1-3, which forms a catenane of two interlocked rings...
  36. Sheppard C, Blombach F, Belsom A, Schulz S, Daviter T, Smollett K, et al. Repression of RNA polymerase by the archaeo-viral regulator ORF145/RIP. Nat Commun. 2016;7:13595 pubmed publisher
    ..ORF145 from the temperate Acidianus two-tailed virus (ATV) forms a high-affinity complex with RNAP by binding inside the DNA-binding channel where ..
  37. Guillière F, Danioux C, Jaubert C, Desnoues N, Delepierre M, Prangishvili D, et al. Solution structure of an archaeal DNA binding protein with an eukaryotic zinc finger fold. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e52908 pubmed publisher
    ..The AFV1p06 protein family has homologues in diverse viruses of hyperthermophilic archaea. A phylogenetic analysis points out a common origin of archaeal and eukaryotic C2H2 zinc fingers. ..
  38. Brito J, Bandeiras T, Teixeira M, Vonrhein C, Archer M. Crystallisation and preliminary structure determination of a NADH: quinone oxidoreductase from the extremophile Acidianus ambivalens. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2006;1764:842-5 pubmed
    ..structure determination of a NDH-2 that contains a covalently bound FAD, isolated from the membrane fraction of Acidianus ambivalens, a hyperthermoacidophilic archaeon capable of growing at 80 degrees C and pH 2.0...
  39. Baumgartner M, Eberhardt S, De Jonckheere J, Stetter K. Tetramitus thermacidophilus n. sp., an amoeboflagellate from acidic hot springs. J Eukaryot Microbiol. 2009;56:201-6 pubmed
    ..It was grown in monoxenic culture on the archaeon Acidianus brierleyi as food. Tetramitus thermacidophilus multiplies in a pH range from 1...
  40. Janner A. Comparative architecture of octahedral protein cages. I. Indexed enclosing forms. Acta Crystallogr A. 2008;64:494-502 pubmed publisher
    ..The determination of the cubic indices of the monomeric vertices opens the possibility of the way back analysis, bottom-to-top, as discussed in paper II [Janner (2008). Acta Cryst. A64, 503-512]...
  41. Leal S, Gomes C. On the relative contribution of ionic interactions over iron-sulfur clusters to ferredoxin stability. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2008;1784:1596-600 pubmed publisher
    ..The latter however play a relevant role in determining the protein thermal stability...
  42. Vestergaard G, Häring M, Peng X, Rachel R, Garrett R, Prangishvili D. A novel rudivirus, ARV1, of the hyperthermophilic archaeal genus Acidianus. Virology. 2005;336:83-92 pubmed
    Virus ARV1, the first member of the family Rudiviridae infecting hyperthermophilic archaea of the genus Acidianus, was isolated from a hot spring in Pozzuoli, Italy...
  43. He Z, Yang Y, Zhou S, Zhong H, Sun W. The effect of culture condition and ionic strength on proton adsorption at the surface of the extreme thermophile Acidianus manzaensis. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2013;102:667-73 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we characterize proton adsorption of the extreme thermophile Acidianus manzaensis by performing acid-base titrations and electrophoretic mobility measurements in NaNO(3) solution (0...
  44. Krupovic M, Peixeiro N, Bettstetter M, Rachel R, Prangishvili D. Archaeal tetrathionate hydrolase goes viral: secretion of a sulfur metabolism enzyme in the form of virus-like particles. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012;78:5463-5 pubmed publisher
    ..virus-host systems in extreme thermal environments, we have isolated a strain of the hyperthermophilic archaeaon Acidianus hospitalis producing unusual filamentous particles with a zipper-like appearance...
  45. Smeulders M, Barends T, Pol A, Scherer A, Zandvoort M, Udvarhelyi A, et al. Evolution of a new enzyme for carbon disulphide conversion by an acidothermophilic archaeon. Nature. 2011;478:412-6 pubmed publisher
    ..The hyperthermophilic Acidianus strain A1-3, which was isolated from the fumarolic, ancient sauna building at the Solfatara volcano (Naples, ..
  46. He Z, Zhong H, Li Y. Acidianus tengchongensis sp. nov., a new species of acidothermophilic archaeon isolated from an acidothermal spring. Curr Microbiol. 2004;48:159-63 pubmed
    A new thermoacidophilic, obligately chemolithotrophic, facultatively aerobic archaeon Acidianus S5(T), was isolated from a Tengchong acidothermal spring in southwestern China...
  47. Hochstein R, Amenabar M, Munson McGee J, Boyd E, Young M. Acidianus Tailed Spindle Virus: a New Archaeal Large Tailed Spindle Virus Discovered by Culture-Independent Methods. J Virol. 2016;90:3458-68 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we describe a new virus, Acidianus tailed spindle virus (ATSV), initially identified by bioinformatic analysis of viral metagenomic data sets from ..
  48. Ishii M, Chuakrut S, Arai H, Igarashi Y. Occurrence, biochemistry and possible biotechnological application of the 3-hydroxypropionate cycle. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2004;64:605-10 pubmed
    ..carbon dioxide fixation, is reviewed with special emphasis on the biochemistry of CO2 fixing enzymes in Acidianus brierleyi, a thermophilic and acidophilic archeon...
  49. Janner A. Comparative architecture of octahedral protein cages. II. Interplay between structural elements. Acta Crystallogr A. 2008;64:503-12 pubmed publisher
  50. Müller F, Bandeiras T, Urich T, Teixeira M, Gomes C, Kletzin A. Coupling of the pathway of sulphur oxidation to dioxygen reduction: characterization of a novel membrane-bound thiosulphate:quinone oxidoreductase. Mol Microbiol. 2004;53:1147-60 pubmed
    ..of the products of the initial step of the elemental sulphur oxidation pathway in the thermoacidophilic archaeon Acidianus ambivalens...
  51. Urich T, Gomes C, Kletzin A, Frazao C. X-ray Structure of a self-compartmentalizing sulfur cycle metalloenzyme. Science. 2006;311:996-1000 pubmed
    ..7 angstrom-resolution structure of the sulfur oxygenase reductase from the thermoacidophilic archaeon Acidianus ambivalens, which catalyzes an oxygen-dependent disproportionation of elemental sulfur...
  52. Nie Z, Liu H, Xia J, Yang Y, Zhen X, Zhang L, et al. Evidence of cell surface iron speciation of acidophilic iron-oxidizing microorganisms in indirect bioleaching process. Biometals. 2016;29:25-37 pubmed publisher
    ..Leptospirillum ferriphilum YSK and Sulfobacillus thermosulfidooxidans St, and extremely thermophilic Acidianus manzaensis YN25) grown on different energy substrates (chalcopyrite, pyrite, ferrous sulfate and elemental ..
  53. Kletzin A, Ferreira A, Hechler T, Bandeiras T, Teixeira M, Gomes C. A Rieske ferredoxin typifying a subtype within Rieske proteins: spectroscopic, biochemical and stability studies. FEBS Lett. 2005;579:1020-6 pubmed
    ..subtype of archaeal Rieske ferredoxin (RFd) has been identified in the genome of the thermoacidophilic archaeon Acidianus ambivalens. The gene is inserted in an atypical genomic context in a gene cluster encoding a NiFe hydrogenase...
  54. Bandeiras T, Pereira M, Teixeira M, Moenne Loccoz P, Blackburn N. Structure and coordination of CuB in the Acidianus ambivalens aa3 quinol oxidase heme-copper center. J Biol Inorg Chem. 2005;10:625-35 pubmed
    The coordination environment of the Cu(B) center of the quinol oxidase from Acidianus ambivalens, a type B heme-copper oxygen reductase, was investigated by Fourier transform (FT) IR and extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) ..
  55. Todorovic S, Leal S, Salgueiro C, Zebger I, Hildebrandt P, Murgida D, et al. A spectroscopic study of the temperature induced modifications on ferredoxin folding and iron-sulfur moieties. Biochemistry. 2007;46:10733-8 pubmed
    Thermal perturbation of the dicluster ferredoxin from Acidianus ambivalens was investigated employing a toolbox of spectroscopic methods...
  56. van Eldijk M, van Leeuwen I, Mikhailov V, Neijenhuis L, Harhangi H, van Hest J, et al. Evidence that the catenane form of CS2 hydrolase is not an artefact. Chem Commun (Camb). 2013;49:7770-2 pubmed publisher
    ..A combination of size exclusion chromatography, multi-angle laser light scattering, and mass spectrometric analyses revealed that the unusual catenane structure is not an artefact, but a naturally occurring structure. ..
  57. Bandeiras T, Freitas M, Petrasch D, Kletzin A, Frazao C. SAD phasing towards structure determination of a thermostable Rieske ferredoxin with a novel stabilizing disulfide bridge. Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2013;69:555-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The thermoacidophilic archaeon Acidianus ambivalens contains a Rieske ferredoxin termed RFd2, which has an hitherto unknown additional region of 40-44 ..
  58. Zhang K, Wang L, Liu Y, Chan K, Pang X, Schulten K, et al. Flexible interwoven termini determine the thermal stability of thermosomes. Protein Cell. 2013;4:432-44 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we selected the group II chaperonins (cpn-? and cpn-?), also called thermosomes, from Acidianus tengchongensis and investigated their assembly and thermal stability...
  59. Das T, Gomes C, Bandeiras T, Pereira M, Teixeira M, Rousseau D. Active site structure of the aa3 quinol oxidase of Acidianus ambivalens. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2004;1655:306-20 pubmed
    The membrane bound aa(3)-type quinol:oxygen oxidoreductase from the hyperthermophilic archaeon, Acidianus ambivalens, which thrives at a pH of 2...
  60. Botelho H, Leal S, Veith A, Prosinecki V, Bauer C, Fröhlich R, et al. Role of a novel disulfide bridge within the all-beta fold of soluble Rieske proteins. J Biol Inorg Chem. 2010;15:271-81 pubmed publisher
    ..We establish that in the Acidianus ambivalens representative, Rieske ferredoxin 2 (RFd2), these cysteines form a novel disulfide bond within the ..
  61. Bharadwaj A, Ting Y. Bioleaching of spent hydrotreating catalyst by acidophilic thermophile Acidianus brierleyi: Leaching mechanism and effect of decoking. Bioresour Technol. 2013;130:673-80 pubmed publisher
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