The ability of L-alpha-amino acids as synergistic anions for iron binding to ovotransferrin was investigated through electronic spectroscopy. Glycine and glutamic acid were found to form by far the most stable ternary Fe3+-ovotransferrin-amino acid complexes. Less stable adducts were formed by amino acids with a hydroxy, amide or sulphur-containing group in the side chain, while the complexes with leucine, isoleucine, valine, lysine, arginine, tyrosine and tryptophan failed to form. Evidence is obtained that the synergistic effectiveness of the H2N-CH-COO- moiety is determined not only by the isoelectric point of the amino acid and the steric hindrance of its side chain, but a significant role is also played by interactions of the side chain itself with residues in the metal binding domains. Zn2+, Cd2+ and Co2+ are found to bind to ovotransferrin in the presence of glycine. Cd-113-NMR spectra on the Cd-derivative indicate that, according to the interlocking-sites model, the amino group of glycine directly binds to the metal ion.
|Data di pubblicazione:||1992|
|Titolo:||FE-3+ BINDING TO OVOTRANSFERRIN IN THE PRESENCE OF ALPHA-AMINO-ACIDS|
|Autori:||Battistuzzi, Gianantonio; Sola, Marco|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/0167-4838(92)90290-T|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su rivista|
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