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Analysis of TEMPO-adducts of protein-based radicals by mass spectrometry


Analysis of TEMPO-adducts of protein-based radicals by mass spectrometry

Wright, P. John (2003) Analysis of TEMPO-adducts of protein-based radicals by mass spectrometry. PhD thesis, Concordia University.

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Heme peroxidases catalyze the one-electron oxidation of a wide variety of organic and inorganic substrates using hydrogen peroxide (H 2 O 2 ) as an oxidant. Use of these enzymes in environmentally sound biotechnological and industrial applications is limited by their stability under harsh conditions such as high H 2 O 2 concentrations and extremes in pH. In of this thesis, a detailed study on the characterization of the low-pH heme-pocket stability of horseradish peroxidase isozyme c (HRPC) is reported. FTIR y(CO) and Soret-CD spectra of HRPC-CO, and Soret absorption of ferric HRPC from two commercial sources were recorded to probe time-dependent heme-pocket changes at pH 3.0 in phosphate, citrate and formate buffers. Both HRPC-CO samples exhibit identical pH 7.0 y(CO) bands at 1934 and 1905cm -1 . However, in the pH 3.0 spectrum of sample A , the 1934cm -1 band was dominant while a broad 1969cm -1 band appeared in sample B , which was assigned to solvent-exposed heme. The intensity of this band was greater in citrate than phosphate buffer, but in formate the 1934cm -1 band remained dominant. In the presence of 1mM CaCl 2 , no time- or buffer-anion-dependent conformation changes were detected, revealing that buffer-anion-dependent leaching of the stabilizing-Ca 2+ from HRPC occurs at pH 3.0. Since the N-glycans present in HRPC are of the flexible-protein-surface-shielding type, the variation in low-pH conformational stability of the HRPC samples could be attributed to heterogeneous glycosylation which was detected by SDS-PAGE. The second focus of this thesis is the reactive intermediates generated in the HRPC, cytochrome c peroxidase (CCP), and myoglobin (Mb) polypeptides upon their reaction with H 2 O 2 in the absence of donor substrate.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Chemistry and Biochemistry
Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Authors:Wright, P. John
Pagination:xx, 137 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Ph. D.
Thesis Supervisor(s):English, Ann M.
Identification Number:QP 519.9 M3W75 2003
ID Code:2320
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 17:27
Last Modified:13 Jul 2020 19:52
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