By W. P. Jencks (auth.), Prof. Dr. F. Chapeville, Dr. A.-L. Haenni (eds.)
Studies of chemical acceptance in biology have been initiated approximately part a century in the past with the flrst kinetic info bought on enzyme catalysis and inhibition. They ended in a slightly static illustration of the popularity technique illustrated via the lock and key version that also keeps to persuade our total photograph of popularity and its specificity. in numerous situations, crystallographic stories of enzyme-substrate complexes have supported this version. certainly, in a crystallized ligand-enzyme complicated, an in depth fltting is saw among the energetic heart of the enzyme and the practical teams of the ligand. How ever, this doesn't inevitably outcome from an instantaneous reputation method among inflexible buildings, yet may end up from a innovative version in which the preliminary struc tures of the enzyme and the ligand are converted (induced-flt mechanism). lately, loads of paintings has been dedicated to the learn of popularity in additional complicated structures reminiscent of the replication or the interpretation machin~ries; basically, the intense precision of such structures can't be defined exclusively when it comes to actual matching among enzymes and their substrates. This has ended in a obvious switch of point of view in those components. end result of the new kinetic standpoint, one particularly makes a speciality of the time-course of the approaches, at the kinetic stability among steps of the response, at the energy-accuracy relationships and at the techniques which enable the success of excessive precision utilizing quite error-prone elements in a suitable dynamic interplay.
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Pyriformis cytochrome c), can be deduced to be molecular requirements for reactivity. The quantitative expression of these molecular features in terms of the kinetic constants is given in Table 3. Thus, the fivefold lower value of Kl , the binding constant for the first complex fonnation in C. fascieulata cytochrome e, relative to horse heart cytochrome e, can be rationalized as arising from the absence of lysines 25 and 27. The Cytochromes c: Paradigms for Chemical Recognition 35 However, the value for the second binding equilibrium, K z , is four times larger for the C fasciculata protein (Errede and Kamen 1978), which suggests that absence of lysines 25 and 27 affects the orientation of the first bound cytochrome c so that the second site in this protein is better exposed for reaction than it is in the horse protein.
Rubrum cytochrome c2. (A) denotes a possible prototype from which these proteins could have originated by divergent evolution. (Courtesy: Prof. R. D. Kamen 34 . . '~ ' ~ " " ..... ~ . _. ~ . -. ~ n;;' ;. • . • H ~ Fig. 3. Locations of cationic residues (large shaded circles) on front faces of selected cytochromes c. The front view for the folded polypeptide chain, with the heme seen on edge as well as the hemeiron extrapianar ligands (histidine nitrogen and methionine sulfur), is shown schematically (vide ref (9), adapted from figures for tuna c, R.
Approaches based on chemically modified cytochromes c (reviewed in Brautigan et al. 1978), in which effects of singly modified lysines or other surface residues on kinetic responses to oxidase have been studied, are currently exhibiting vigorous development. A recent report (Speck et al. 1979) extends this approach to interactions with Complex IV, using a coenzyme Q analog to effect reduction and thereby obviate the complications arising from the use of Complex I and NADH as reductant (Errede and Kamen 1978).