Mar 25, 1976

Apparent oxidation-reduction potential of Clostridium acidi-urici ferredoxin. Effect of pH, ionic strength, and amino acid replacements

The Journal of Biological Chemistry
E T LodeJ C Rabinowitz

Abstract

The effects of pH and ionic strength on the midpoint reduction potential (Emp) of Clostridium acidi-urici ferredoxin were determined using hydrogen gas and hydrogenase. The Emp of native ferredoxin at 24-25 degrees in 0.1 M Tris-chloride buffer, pH 7.0, is--0.434 V. In the pH range examined, the Emp becomes approximately 13 mv more negative per each pH unit increase. A plot of the log of ionic strength versus the apparent Emp of ferredoxin in 0.1 M Tris-chloride buffer, pH 7.5, Was linear over the range of 1.0 to 0.01 ionic strength with Emp values of--0.414 and--0.475 V, respectively, at these extremes. This effect is the same with sodium chloride, sodium bromide, or ammonium sulfate. Potassium phosphate buffer caused a similar change, but the absolute values of Emp differed from those obtained in the presence of the other salts. This effect of pH and ionic strength on Emp may be general for clostridial-type (Fe4S4)2-ferredoxins, since the apparent Emp of Clostridium pasteurianum ferredoxin is affected in a similar manner by these two variables. The Emp of this ferredoxin in 0.1 M Tris-chloride buffer pH 7.0, is--0.405 V. Since the NH2-terminal amino acid residue, Ala1, and Tyr2 of C. acidi urici ferredoxin are near an (Fe4S4)...Continue Reading

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Ferredoxin
Derivatives
Clostridium pasteurianum
HTN3 gene
DLEU2 wt Allele
CD8A wt Allele
Carmol
Hydrogenase
Structure-Activity Relationship
Ferredoxin Activity

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