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Journal of inorganic biochemistry

Hexacyanochromate ion as a paramagnetic anion probe for active sites of enzymes.


PMID 3100720

Abstract

Hexacyanochromate ion, (Cr(CN)6)3-, was applied to ribonuclease T1 (RNase T1), which specifically cleaves RNA chains at guanylic acid residues. From kinetic studies, this anion was shown to bind to the active site of RNase T1 as a competitive inhibitor. Therefore, the line broadening effect of NMR resonances due to binding of (Cr(CN)6)3- was analyzed for the mapping of the active site of RNase T1. His-40 C2 proton resonance was significantly broadened, following His-92 C2 proton resonance upon binding of (Cr(CN)6)3-, while His-27 C2 proton resonance did not show any appreciable line broadening. Moreover, from the pH dependence of the line broadening effect, the binding of (Cr(CN)6)3- was shown to be controlled by the ionic state of Glu-58. Based on the present NMR results and x-ray crystal structure, the active site structure of RNase T1 is discussed.

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