To probe the identity of the active site hemetype prosthetic group of myeloperoxidase, whose structure has not been established unambiguously [proposed structures are (i) a chlorin (dihydroporphyrin) or (ii) a formyl-substituted porphyrin such as present in heme a], Spirographis heme (2-formyl-4-vinyldeuteroheme IX) has been incorporated into apo-myoglobin as a possible iron porphyrin model. Comparison of parallel derivatives of these two green proteins with magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy reveals considerable similarities between several derivatives of these proteins, including the pyridine hemochromogen, the native ferric, ferrous-oxy, and ferrous-CO forms. In contrast, the magnetic circular dichroism spectra of available iron chlorin (octaethylchlorin) model complexes in analogous ligation and oxidation states do not show any significant spectral similarities to myeloperoxidase. This finding provides important evidence in favor of a formyl-substituted porphyrin as the structure of the prosthetic group macrocycle of myeloperoxidase.
|ジャーナル||Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America|
|出版物ステータス||Published - 1991|
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