CyaY is the bacterial ortholog of frataxin, a small mitochondrial iron binding protein thought to be involved in iron sulphur cluster formation. Loss of frataxin function leads to the neurodegenerative disorder Friedreich's ataxia. We have solved the solution structure of CyaY and used the structural information to map iron binding onto the protein surface. Comparison of the behavior of wild-type...
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