Mar 18, 1976

Anomalous fluorescence of yeast 3-phosphoglucerate kinase

Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta
H NojimaH Noda


The 3-phosphoglycerate kinase (EC of yeast which contains two tryptophyl and eight tyrosyl residues per molecule, displayed an unusualy fluorescence emission spectrum with a maximum at 308 nm when excited at 280 nm. The emission peak shifted to 329 nm when excited at 295 nm. We could confirm that it was due to the efficient quenching of tryptophyl fluorescence as well as to the incomplete energy transfer from tyrosyl to tryptophyl residues. The average fluorescence quantum yield of this protein was 0.076 (excitation at 280 nm) and that of tryptophyl residues was 0.046 (excitation at 295 nm). As the pH of the solution was lowered, the fluorescence intensity of phosphoglycerate kinase at 329 nm dramatically increased between pH 5 and 4, while the position of the peak remained unchanged. When denatured in 4 M guanidine hydrochloride, the protein showed two emission peaks, one at 343 nm and the other at 303 nm.

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Phosphoglycerate KINASE
Fluorescence Spectroscopy
Quantum Theory
Plasma Protein Binding Capacity
Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration

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