Leghaemoglobin: a model for the investigation of haem protein axial ligation

Deborah K. Jones, Neesha Patel, Myles R. Cheesman, Andrew J. Thomson, Emma Lloyd Raven

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The structural identity of the axial ligands is one of the major determinants of haem protein function and properties. In this work, the mobile distal histidine residue of soybean leghaemoglobin a has been replaced with a non-coordinating alanine residue (H61A variant) and the H61A variant has been characterised using a range of spectroscopic methods. These experiments provide a useful experimental framework for the examination of haem axial ligation and structure- function relationships.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-309
Number of pages7
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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