Structural Interpretation of Metastable States in Myoglobin–NO

Soloviov, Maksym and Das, Akshaya K. and Meuwly, Markus. (2016) Structural Interpretation of Metastable States in Myoglobin–NO. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 55 (34). pp. 10126-10130.

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Nitric oxide binding and unbinding from myoglobin (Mb) is central to the function of the protein. By using reactive molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, the dynamics following NO dissociation were characterized in both time and space. Ligand rebinding can be described by two processes on the 10 ps and 100 ps timescale, which agrees with recent optical and X-ray absorption experiments. Explicitly including the iron out-of-plane (Fe-oop) coordinate is essential for a meaningful interpretation of the data. The proposed existence of an "Fe-oop/NO-bound" state is confirmed and assigned to NO at a distance of approximately 3 Å away from the iron atom. However, calculated XANES spectra suggest that it is diffcult to distinguish between NO close to the heme-Fe and positions further away in the primary site. Another elusive state, with Fe-ON coordination, was not observed experimentally because it is masked by the energetically more favorable but dissociative (4) A state in this region, which makes the Fe-ON local minimum unobservable in wild-type Mb. However, suitable active-site mutations may stabilize this state.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Physikalische Chemie (Meuwly)
UniBasel Contributors:Meuwly, Markus
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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