Measurement of electric field gradient at 117In on the Cu-site in mavicyanin by perturbed angular correlation of γ-rays

A. Yokoyama, T. Hashimoto, K. Ihara, H. Kikunaga, N. Kinoshita, I. Yamazaki, K. Kataoka, M. Yanase, M. Takata, Y. Murakami, K. Takamiya, M. Tanigaki, Y. Ohkubo

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The structure around the metal site of mavicyanin, a protein molecule with a copper site, was investigated in solution by using time-differential perturbed angular correlation of 117In. The electric field gradient (EFG) of the metal site was deduced from the measurement. It demonstrated that the site in a mutant-type mavicyanin, Thr15Ala-Mav, gives an EFG different from that in the wild-type mavicyanin does. The pH dependence of the EFG was also observed for both proteins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-73
Number of pages5
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Cupredoxin
  • In-117
  • Mavicyanin
  • Perturbed angular correlation of gamma-rays
  • pH dependence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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