The changes of the Fe heme-active site conformation of dromedary (Camelus dromedarius) nitrosylhemoglobin (HbNO) induced by inositol hexakisphosphate (IHP) and chlofibric acid (CFA) have been studied by using X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy. Structural information has been determined by multiple scattering analysis of the Fe K-edge XANES spectra. The proximal histidine is found to move away from iron centers by about 0.4 Angstrom on the average over the four hemes upon binding of CFA or stoichiometric amount of IHP. In molar excess of polyanion or in the simultaneous presence of IHP, CFA and chloride, the proximal histidine moves back to a position very close to that observed in pure buffer; yet, the structure modulation induced by the allosteric effectors is not completely reversible. Such findings parallel with the functional properties and the spectroscopic (e.g., EPR and absorbance) characteristics of HbNO.

Influence of allosteric effectors on the heme conformation of dromedary ferrous nitrosylhemoglobin detected by XANES spectroscopy.

DELLA LONGA, STEFANO;
1991

Abstract

The changes of the Fe heme-active site conformation of dromedary (Camelus dromedarius) nitrosylhemoglobin (HbNO) induced by inositol hexakisphosphate (IHP) and chlofibric acid (CFA) have been studied by using X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy. Structural information has been determined by multiple scattering analysis of the Fe K-edge XANES spectra. The proximal histidine is found to move away from iron centers by about 0.4 Angstrom on the average over the four hemes upon binding of CFA or stoichiometric amount of IHP. In molar excess of polyanion or in the simultaneous presence of IHP, CFA and chloride, the proximal histidine moves back to a position very close to that observed in pure buffer; yet, the structure modulation induced by the allosteric effectors is not completely reversible. Such findings parallel with the functional properties and the spectroscopic (e.g., EPR and absorbance) characteristics of HbNO.
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