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Author Miksovska, J.; Larsen, R.W.
Title Photothermal studies of pH induced unfolding of apomyoglobin Type Journal Article
Year 2003 Publication Journal of Protein Chemistry Abbreviated Journal J Protein Chem
Volume 22 Issue 4 Pages 387-394
Keywords Acoustics; Animals; Apoproteins/*chemistry/metabolism; Circular Dichroism; Horses; Myocardium/chemistry; Myoglobin/*chemistry/metabolism; Photolysis; Protein Conformation/radiation effects; Protein Denaturation/radiation effects; *Protein Folding; Temperature; Thermodynamics
Abstract Conformational dynamic and enthalpy changes associated with pH induced unfolding of apomyoglobin were studied using photoacoustic calorimetry and photothermal beam deflection methods. The transition between the native state and the I intermediate was induced by a nanosecond pH jump from o-nitrobenzaldehyde photolysis. Deconvolution of photoacoustic waves indicates two kinetic processes. The fast phase (T < 50 ns) is characterized by a volume expansion of 8.8 ml mol(-1). This process is followed by a volume contraction of about -22 ml mol(-1) (tau approximately 500 ns). Photothermal beam deflection measurements do not reveal any volume changes on the time scale between approximately 100 micros and 5 ms. We associate the volume contraction with structural changes occurring during the transition between the native state and the I intermediate. The lack of any processes on the ms time scale may indicate the absence of structural events involving larger conformational changes of apomyoglobin after the pH jump.
Address Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33620, USA
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