We have collected electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and electron nuclear double resonance (ENDOR) spectra from the hydrogen peroxide compound of yeast cytochrome c peroxidase, termed ES, employing EPR microwave frequencies of 9.6 and 11.6 GHz. We have measured and analyzed the temperature dependence of the spin-lattice relaxation rate (1/T1) of the paramagnetic center of ES over the temperature range 1.9 to 4 K. In addition, an upper bound to exchange coupling between the ferryl heme and EPR-visible centers of ES has been calculated and expressions for the dipolar interaction between a ferryl heme and a free radical have been derived. These results all confirm that the EPR signal of ES is not associated with an aromatic amino acid radical, and in particular not with a tryptophanyl radical. This conclusion has led us to consider an explanation of the EPR signal in terms of a nucleophilically stabilized methionyl radical.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|State||Published - Jul 10 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology