The kinetics of the reaction between NO and O2 was determined by measuring the time course of the decrease in the concentration of NO with a quench-flow technique. NO and O2 were mixed rapidly and reacted for periods of time varying from 10 to 50 s. A second rapid mixing with a solution containing an excess of deoxyhemoglobin and sodium hydrosulfite trapped free NO as nitrosylhemoglobin and reduced O2. The spectrum of the mixture of deoxy- and nitrosylhemoglobin was recorded within 30 s from the second mixing, before any appreciable dissociation of NO from the protein, by means of a flow-cell mounted on-line with the quench-flow apparatus. The amount of NO not consumed in the auto-oxidation reaction was calculated from the proportion of nitrosylhemoglobin in the mixture. As NO and O2 bind deoxyhemoglobin at comparable rates and NO is oxidized to nitrate by oxyhemoglobin, the ratio of hemoglobin/(NO + O2) had to be optimized to avoid the interference of this oxidation reaction. The kinetics was first and second order with respect to O2 and NO, respectively and third order overall with a rate constant k = 4 x kaq = 4 x 2.23 (+/- 0.26) x 10(6) M-2 s-1 at 20 degrees C, invariant in the pH range 7-9, in agreement with published values obtained by different methodologies.
|Titolo:||The kinetics of the reaction between NO and O2 as studied by a novel approach|
|Autori interni:||CACCIA, SONIA (Primo)|
PERRELLA, MICHELE (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Nitric oxide; NO reactions; Quench-flow kinetics|
|Data di pubblicazione:||11-gen-1999|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0301-4622(98)00219-1|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|