Kinetics of CO binding and CO photodissociation in Pseudomonas stutzeri cd(1) nitrite reductase: probing the role of extended N-termini in fast structural relaxation upon CO photodissociation

The Biochemical Journal
E K WilsonN S Scrutton


cd(1) nitrite reductase from Pseudomonas stutzeri is a di-haem- containing enzyme, comprising a c-type haem and a d-type haem. Studies with the highly related cd(1) nitrite reductase of Pseudomonas aeruginosa have established that this enzyme undergoes fast (microsecond) and global structural relaxation upon CO photodissociation from the reduced enzyme. A key difference between the Ps. aeruginosa and Ps. stutzeri enzyme is the absence of a flexible N-terminal extension in the Ps. stutzeri enzyme. In Ps. aeruginosa cd(1) nitrite reductase the N-terminal extension wraps around the second subunit of the homodimer and with Tyr(10) stabilizing a water molecule co-ordinated to the d(1)-haem. Given the intimate association of the N-terminal extension with the d(1)-haem, we hypothesized that the presence of the N-terminal extension likely contributes to the fast structural reorganization seen during photodissociation of CO from the reduced enzyme. In the present study we have investigated the kinetics of CO association and CO photodissociation of Ps. stutzeri cd(1) nitrite reductase (which lacks the N-terminal arm seen in the Ps. aeruginosa enzyme) to probe the role and influence of the N-terminal arm in the fast global structural reor...Continue Reading


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