A resonance Raman study on a reaction intermediate of Pseudomonas L-phenylalanine oxidase (deaminating and decarboxylating)

Journal of Biochemistry
H SuzukiK Shiga


Resonance Raman (RR) spectra of purple intermediates of L-phenylalanine oxidase (PAO) with non-labeled and isotopically labeled phenylalanines as substrates, i.e., [1-13C], [2-13C], [ring-U-13C6], and [15N]phenylalanines, were measured with excitation at 632.8 nm within the broad absorption band around 540 nm. The spectra obtained resemble those of purple intermediates of D-amino acid oxidase (DAO). The isotope effects on the 1,665 cm-1 band with [15N] or [2-13C]phenylalanine indicate that the band is due to the C = N stretching mode of an imino acid derived from phenylalanine, i.e., alpha-imino-beta-phenylpropionate. The intense band at 1,389 cm-1 is contributed to by the CO2- symmetric stretching and C-CO2- stretching modes of alpha-imino-beta-phenylpropionate. The 1,602 cm-1 band, which does not shift upon isotopic substitution of phenylalanine, corresponds to the 1,605 cm-1 band of DAO purple intermediates and was assigned to a vibrational mode associated with the C(10a) = C(4a) - C(4) = O moiety of reduced flavin. These results confirm that PAO purple intermediates consist of the reduced enzyme and an imino acid derived from a substrate, and suggest that the plane defined by C(10a) = C(4a) - C(4) = O of reduced flavin and ...Continue Reading

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