Peroxide compounds of manganese protoporphyrin IX and its complexes with apo-horseradish peroxidase and apocytochrome-c peroxidase were characterized by electron absorption and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopies. An intermediate formed upon titration of Mn(III)-horseradish peroxidase with hydrogen peroxide exhibited a new electron paramagnetic resonance absorption at g = 5.23 with a definite six-lined 55Mn hyperfine (AMn = 8.2 mT). Neither a porphyrin π-cation radical nor any other radical in the apoprotein moiety could be observed. The reduced form of Mn-horseradish peroxidase, Mn(II)-horseradish peroxidase, reacted with a stoichiometric amount of hydrogen peroxide to form a peroxide compound whose electronic absorption spectrum was identical with that formed from Mn(III)-horseradish peroxidase. The electronic state of the peroxide compound of manganese horseradish peroxidase was thus concluded to be Mn(IV), S = 3 2. Mn(III)-cytochrome-c peroxidase reacted with stoichiometry quantities of hydrogen peroxide to form a catalytically active intermediate. The electronic absorption spectrum was very similar to that of a higher oxidation state of manganese porphyrin, Mn(V). Since the peroxide compound of manganese cytochrome-c peroxidase retained two oxidizing equivalents per mol of the enzyme (Yonetani, T. and Asakura, T. (1969) J. Biol. Chem. 244, 4580-4588), this peroxide compound might contain an Mn(V) center.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)/Protein Structure and Molecular|
|Publication status||Published - 1987 Mar 18|
- Manganese(IV)-porphyrin complex
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Structural Biology
- Molecular Biology