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Characterisation of a near infra-red absorption band of the Escherichia coli quinol oxidase, cytochrome o, which is attributable to the high-spin ferrous haem of the binuclear site.

Ingledew, WJ; Bacon, M; Rich, PR; (1992) Characterisation of a near infra-red absorption band of the Escherichia coli quinol oxidase, cytochrome o, which is attributable to the high-spin ferrous haem of the binuclear site. FEBS Lett , 305 (3) pp. 167-170.

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Abstract

The bacterial quinol oxidase, cytochrome o, is an enzyme which is highly analogous to the better known cytochrome c oxidase, cytochrome aa3, but with the important difference that it lacks the near infra-red absorbing pigment CuA. In this article we report an absorption band in the near IR spectrum of cytochrome o with a maximal absorption at 758 nm, and which is attributable to the ferrous high-spin haem. The 758 nm band has an extinction coefficient of 0.2-0.3 mM-1.cm-1 at 758-800 nm. This region in cytochrome aa3 is dominated by the CuA absorption. The 758 nm absorption is lost on addition of CO or cyanide to the reduced enzyme. The carbon monoxide compound of cytochrome o also has absorbance bands in the near infra-red, and these may be attributable to a low-spin ferrous haem compound.

Type: Article
Title: Characterisation of a near infra-red absorption band of the Escherichia coli quinol oxidase, cytochrome o, which is attributable to the high-spin ferrous haem of the binuclear site.
Location: England
Keywords: Carbon Monoxide, Cytochrome b Group, Cytochromes, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli Proteins, Oxidation-Reduction, Oxidoreductases, Potassium Cyanide, Spectrophotometry, Spectrophotometry, Infrared
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Structural and Molecular Biology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10026564
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