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Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy

Metal ions-induced conformational change of P23 by using TNS as fluorescence probe.


PMID 16920396

Abstract

In 10 mM N-2-hydroxyethylpiperazine-N-2-ethanesulfonic acid (Hepes), pH 7.4, 25 degrees C, the conformational change of the truncated form of ciliate Euplotes Octocarinatus centrin (P23) induced by metal ions were investigated using 2-p-toluidinylnaphthalene-6-sulfonate (TNS) as a probe. The results show that upon metal ions binding, P23 undergo a conformational change and the contributions to the conformational change from the two EF-hands are different, and Tb3+ has more larger influence than Ca2+ with the same concentration metal ions, which provide possible the evidence that the different EF-hands play distinct biological functions. Meanwhile, the conditional binding constants of TNS and Ca2-loaded or Tb2-loaded P23 were obtained, K (Ca2-P23+TNS)=(7.49+/-0.88)x10(5) mol-1 L, K (Tb2-P23+TNS)=(8.24+/-0.49)x10(5) mol-1 L.