CO recombination kinetics has been investigated in the type II truncated hemoglobin from Thermobifida fusca (Tf-trHb) over more than 10 time decades (from 1 ps to similar to 100 ms) by combining femtosecond transient absorption, nanosecond laser flash photolysis and optoacoustic spectroscopy. Photolysis is followed by a rapid geminate recombination with a time constant of similar to 2 ns representing almost 60% of the overall reaction. An additional, small amplitude geminate recombination was identified at similar to 100 ns. Finally, CO pressure dependent measurements brought out the presence of two transient species in the second order rebinding phase, with time constants ranging from similar to 3 to similar to 100 ms. The available experimental evidence suggests that the two transients are due to the presence of two conformations which do not interconvert within the time frame of the experiment. Computational studies revealed that the plasticity of protein structure is able to define a branched pathway connecting the ligand binding site and the solvent. This allowed to build a kinetic model capable of describing the complete time course of the CO rebinding kinetics to Tf-trHb.

Following ligand migration pathways from picoseconds to milliseconds in type II truncated hemoglobin from Thermobifida fusca / Marcelli, A; Abbruzzetti, S; Bustamante, Jp; Feis, A; Bonamore, Alessandra; Boffi, Alberto; Gellini, C; Salvi, Pr; Estrin, Da; Bruno, S; Viappiani, C; Foggi, P.. - In: PLOS ONE. - ISSN 1932-6203. - ELETTRONICO. - 7:(2012), pp. 1-12. [10.1371/journal.pone.0039884]

Following ligand migration pathways from picoseconds to milliseconds in type II truncated hemoglobin from Thermobifida fusca.

BONAMORE, ALESSANDRA;BOFFI, Alberto;
2012

Abstract

CO recombination kinetics has been investigated in the type II truncated hemoglobin from Thermobifida fusca (Tf-trHb) over more than 10 time decades (from 1 ps to similar to 100 ms) by combining femtosecond transient absorption, nanosecond laser flash photolysis and optoacoustic spectroscopy. Photolysis is followed by a rapid geminate recombination with a time constant of similar to 2 ns representing almost 60% of the overall reaction. An additional, small amplitude geminate recombination was identified at similar to 100 ns. Finally, CO pressure dependent measurements brought out the presence of two transient species in the second order rebinding phase, with time constants ranging from similar to 3 to similar to 100 ms. The available experimental evidence suggests that the two transients are due to the presence of two conformations which do not interconvert within the time frame of the experiment. Computational studies revealed that the plasticity of protein structure is able to define a branched pathway connecting the ligand binding site and the solvent. This allowed to build a kinetic model capable of describing the complete time course of the CO rebinding kinetics to Tf-trHb.
2012
TIME-RESOLVED THERMODYNAMICS, INTERNAL HYDROPHOBIC CAVITIES, HORSE HEART MYOGLOBIN, HEME-PROTEINS, MYCOBACTERIUM-TUBERCULOSIS, CARBON-MONOXIDE, PHOTOACOUSTIC CALORIMETRY, VIBRATIONAL-RELAXATION, PHOTOINDUCED PROCESSES, CO PHOTODISSOCIATION
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Following ligand migration pathways from picoseconds to milliseconds in type II truncated hemoglobin from Thermobifida fusca / Marcelli, A; Abbruzzetti, S; Bustamante, Jp; Feis, A; Bonamore, Alessandra; Boffi, Alberto; Gellini, C; Salvi, Pr; Estrin, Da; Bruno, S; Viappiani, C; Foggi, P.. - In: PLOS ONE. - ISSN 1932-6203. - ELETTRONICO. - 7:(2012), pp. 1-12. [10.1371/journal.pone.0039884]
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