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Isocyanides as ligand-directed indicators of Cu(I) coordination in copper proteins - probing the inequivalence of the Cu(I) centers in reduced dopamine-beta-monooxygenase

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Reedy, BJ and Murthy, NN and Karlin, KD and Blackburn, NJ, Isocyanides as ligand-directed indicators of Cu(I) coordination in copper proteins - probing the inequivalence of the Cu(I) centers in reduced dopamine-beta-monooxygenase, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 117, (39) pp. 9826-9831. ISSN 0002-7863 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1021/ja00144a007

Abstract

The use of isocyanides as ligand-directed probes of Cu(I) coordination in proteins has been investigated. Reaction of 2,6-dimethylphenyl isocyanide (DIMPI) with reduced dopamine-β-monooxygenase (DβM) indicates the initial formation of monoisocyanide complexes at each of the two coppers (Cu A and Cu B ) with different frequencies (2148 and 2129 cm -1 ) indicative of inequivalent Cu(I) coordination at each copper. However, further addition of DIMPI leads to formation of a species containing multiple isocyanide ligands, believed to be a trisisocyanide adduct with a single IR band at 2160 cm -1 . This titration behavior can be interpreted by the active site model Cu A I (His) 2 X"CuB I (His) 2 Y (X = His; Y = Met) where the first stage of the reaction with isocyanide is the formation of a mono-DIMPI four-coordinate complex at each Cu, giving rise to the two observed IR bands (2148 and 2129 cm -1 ) provided the protein ligands X and Y are different. The second stage is the displacement of protein-bound ligands by the isocyanide to form a protein-bound bis or tris complex (2160 cm -1 ). Closely analogous chemistry involving the reaction of DIMPI with deoxyHc is described, which illustrates the generality of isocyanides as probes of Cu(I) coordination in copper proteins. A model system [Cu I (MePY2)(DIMPI)]ClO4, II, is also described in which identical isocyanide-binding chemistry can be demonstrated, thus validating the conclusions on the protein systems. The crystal structure of II is described, and the clean conversion of II to a trisisocyanide complex is demonstrated by FTIR and FT Raman spectroscopy. © 1995, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Inorganic Chemistry
Research Field:Bioinorganic Chemistry
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Author:Reedy, BJ (Dr Brian Reedy)
ID Code:5753
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:23
Deposited By:Applied Science
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-25
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