PMID: 38111Jun 1, 1979

Conformational changes in bovine-liver glutamate dehydrogenase: a spin-label study

European Journal of Biochemistry
A ZantemaG T Robillard


A spin-labelled analogue of p-chloromercuribenzoate reacts specifically with glutamate dehydrogenase. The most marked change in the properties of the spin-labelled enzyme is a fivefold decrease in the rate of reduction of the coenzyme by L-glutamate and no change in the rate of oxidation by 2-oxoglutarate. The electron spin resonance spectrum is a sensitive probe for the conformational state of the enzyme. Spin-labelled glutamate dehydrogenase in the presence of saturating concentrations of NADPH and 2-oxoglutarate or L-glutamate shows a complete conformational change while in the presence of NADP+ and 2-oxoglutarate only half of the protomers have changed conformation. The conformational change upon addition of NADPH to the spin-labelled glutamate dehydrogenase in the presence of 2-oxoglutarate happens in a concerted way between 20 and 80% saturation with NADPH. One of the conformations is favoured by the activator ADP while the other is favoured by the inhibitor GTP.


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