Jan 27, 1976

Oxidation-reduction properties of Chromatium vinosum high potential iron-sulfur protein

I A MizrahiM A Cusanovich


The oxidation-reduction properties of the high potential iron-sulfur protein (HIPIP) from Chromatium vinosum have been investigated. Both equilibrium and kinetic measurements demonstrate electron transport by HIPIP is pH independent in the pH range 7-11. The kinetics of reduction (potassium ferrocyanide, SO2, S2O42-, sodium ascorbate, and Rhodospirillum rubrum cytochrome c2) and oxidation (potassium ferricyanide and Rhodospirillium rubrum cytochrome c2) of HIPIP are reported. Based on the data obtained with different reactants and the influence of ionic strength, pH, and temperature on the kinetics of oxidation and reduction, a number of conclusions can be drawn. (1) HIPIP undergoes rapid outer-sphere electron transfer with no evidence of kinetic complexity and no indication of complex formation with various reactants. (2) The site of oxidation of reduced HIPIP has an apparent negative charge while the site of reduction of oxidized HIPIP is uncharged. (3) HIPIP appears to interact with a physiological reactant (R. rubrum cytochrome c2) at the same site as nonphysiological oxidants or reductants suggesting single minimum energy pathways for the oxidation and reduction processes. (4) Based on a comparison of the rates of oxidatio...Continue Reading

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