PMID: 27954Jan 1, 1978

Nuclear magnetic resonance studies of high-spin ferric hemoproteins

Advances in Biophysics
I MorishmimaT Iizuka


220 MHz proton Fourier transform (FT) NMR with quadrature phase detection (QPD) technique is applied to observe largely hyperfine-shifted signals of various hemoproteins and hemoenzymes in ferric high-spin state. The binding of F-, OCN-, SCN-, and CH3OH to the ferric heme iron in high-spin state in various hemoproteins has been studied by the use of FT/QPD technique at 220 MHz. The binding of formate ion to metmyoglobin (metMb) has also been studied. The spectrum of the formate complex was compared with that of hemoglobin M Milwaukee where carboxylate groups are bound to the hemes of the beta subunits. The acid-base transition of ferric myoglobin (Mb) was confirmed by monitoring the pH-dependent shift of the heme side methyl signals with the reflection point at pH 9.1. This finding is analyzed on the basis of rapid exchange between alkaline (low spin) and acidic (high spin) forms accompanied by the dissociation and association of one proton in the ferric Mb. The structure of the heme environment of ferric horseradish peroxidase (HRP) was studied. The pH-dependent features of NMR spectra of the ferric enzyme and its complexes with cyanide and azide were discussed in terms of heme environmental structures, comparing with the case...Continue Reading

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