Rhodanese is a sulfurtransferase which in vitro catalyzes the transfer of a sulfane sulfur from thiosulfate to cyanide. Ionic interactions of the prokaryotic rhodanese-like protein from Azotobacter vinelandii were studied by fluorescence and NMR spectroscopy. The catalytic Cys230 residue of the enzyme was selectively labelled using [15N]CyS, and changes in 1H and 15N NMR resonances on addition of different ions were monitored. The results clearly indicate that the sulfur transfer is due to a specific reaction of the persulfurated Cys residue with a sulfur acceptor such as cyanide and not to the presence of the anions. Moreover, the 1H-NMR spectrum of a defined spectral region is indicative of the status of the enzyme and can be used to directly monitor sulfur loading even at low concentrations. Selenium loading by the addition of selenodiglutathione was monitored by fluorescence and NMR spectroscopy. It was found to involve a specific interaction between the selenodiglutathione and the catalytic cysteine residue of the enzyme. These results indicate that rhodanese-like proteins may function in the delivery of reactive selenium in vivo.
Azotobacter vinelandii rhodanese selenium loading and ion interaction studies / S. Melino, D.O. Cicero, M. Orsale, F. Forlani, S. Pagani, M. Paci. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY. - ISSN 0014-2956. - 270:20(2003), pp. 4208-4215.
|Titolo:||Azotobacter vinelandii rhodanese selenium loading and ion interaction studies|
PAGANI, SILVIA GIOVANNA (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||15N-NMR; Azotobacter vinelandii; Rhodanese; Selenodiglutathione; Sulfurtransferase; Biochemistry|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/10 - Biochimica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1432-1033.2003.03818.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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