Under prolonged X-ray irradiation, the ferrous heme of nitrosylated human adult hemoglobin derivative (HbNO) undergoes a reversible transition generating a 5-coordinate species, due to release of the Fe-NO bond. The overall process can be investigated using X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy. In this work, Fe K-edge XANES spectra were measured at T < 15 K, pH 9.2, i.e., on a high-affinity state (R-HbNO) where all the hemes are 6-coordinate, and at pH 6.5 in the presence of inositol hexakis-phosphate (IHP), i.e., on a low-affinity ligated state (T-HbNO) where the iron-hemes of the α-chains are 5-coordinate due to breaking of the Fe-proximal histidine bond. Under X-ray irradiation, 5-coordinate Fe-hemes are populated in both R-HbNO and T-HbNO, the Fe-NO bond lysis induced in T-HbNO involving rebinding of the proximal histidine to the transiently populated 4-coordinate hemes of the α-chains. A detailed analysis of the spectra confirms that different intermediate states in the ligand binding cooperative process of hemoglobin can be populated by X-ray irradiation, and that the part of the energy associated to the R-T quaternary transition, that is transmitted to the heme site, can be monitored by XANES spectroscopy.

Arcovito, A., Della Longa, S., Ligand binding intermediates of nitrosylated human hemoglobin induced at low temperature by X-ray irradiation, <<INORGANIC CHEMISTRY>>, 2011; 50 (Ottobre): 9423-9429 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/2224]

Ligand binding intermediates of nitrosylated human hemoglobin induced at low temperature by X-ray irradiation

Arcovito, Alessandro;
2011

Abstract

Under prolonged X-ray irradiation, the ferrous heme of nitrosylated human adult hemoglobin derivative (HbNO) undergoes a reversible transition generating a 5-coordinate species, due to release of the Fe-NO bond. The overall process can be investigated using X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy. In this work, Fe K-edge XANES spectra were measured at T < 15 K, pH 9.2, i.e., on a high-affinity state (R-HbNO) where all the hemes are 6-coordinate, and at pH 6.5 in the presence of inositol hexakis-phosphate (IHP), i.e., on a low-affinity ligated state (T-HbNO) where the iron-hemes of the α-chains are 5-coordinate due to breaking of the Fe-proximal histidine bond. Under X-ray irradiation, 5-coordinate Fe-hemes are populated in both R-HbNO and T-HbNO, the Fe-NO bond lysis induced in T-HbNO involving rebinding of the proximal histidine to the transiently populated 4-coordinate hemes of the α-chains. A detailed analysis of the spectra confirms that different intermediate states in the ligand binding cooperative process of hemoglobin can be populated by X-ray irradiation, and that the part of the energy associated to the R-T quaternary transition, that is transmitted to the heme site, can be monitored by XANES spectroscopy.
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Arcovito, A., Della Longa, S., Ligand binding intermediates of nitrosylated human hemoglobin induced at low temperature by X-ray irradiation, <<INORGANIC CHEMISTRY>>, 2011; 50 (Ottobre): 9423-9429 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/2224]
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