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Magnetic Susceptibility Tensor and Heme Contact Shifts Determinations in the Rhodobacter capsulatus Ferricytochrome c': NMR and Magnetic Susceptibility Studies

Published inJournal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 123, no. 10, p. 2243-2250
Publication date2001

The [1]H and [15]N resonances of the carbon monoxide complex of ferrocytochrome c' of Rhodobacter capsulatus, a ferrous diamagnetic heme protein, have been extensively assigned by TOCSY−HSQC, NOESY−HSQC, and HSQC−NOESY−HSQC 3D heteronuclear experiments performed on a 7 mM sample labeled with [15]N. Based on short-range and medium-range NOEs and H[N] exchange rates, the secondary structure consists of four helices: helix 1 (3−29), helix 2 (33−48), helix 3 (78−101), and helix 4 (103−125). The [15]N, [1]HN, and [1]H[α] chemical shifts of the CO complex form are compared to those of the previously assigned oxidized (or ferric) state. From the chemical shift differences between these redox states, the orientation and the anisotropy of the paramagnetic susceptibility tensor have been determined using the crystallographic coordinates of the ferric state. The χ-tensor is axial, and the orientation of the z-axis is approximately perpendicular to the heme plane. The paramagnetic chemical shifts of the protons of the heme ligand have been determined and decomposed into the Fermi shift and dipolar shift contributions. Magnetic susceptibility studies in frozen solutions have been performed. Fits of the susceptibility data using the model of Maltempo (Maltempo, M. M. J. Chem. Phys. 1974, 61, 2540−2547) are consistent with a rather low contribution of the S = 3/2 spin state over the range of temperatures and confirm the value of the axial anisotropy. Values in the range 10.4−12.5 cm[-1] have been inferred for the axial zero-field splitting parameter (D). Analysis of the contact shift and the susceptibility data suggests that cytochrome c' of Rb. capsulatus exhibits a predominant high-spin character of the iron in the oxidized state at room temperature.

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TSAN, Pascale et al. Magnetic Susceptibility Tensor and Heme Contact Shifts Determinations in the Rhodobacter capsulatus Ferricytochrome c”: NMR and Magnetic Susceptibility Studies. In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2001, vol. 123, n° 10, p. 2243–2250. doi: 10.1021/ja0011663
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