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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Spectroscopic characterization of the nickel and iron-sulphur clusters of hydrogenase from the purple photosynthetic bacterium Thiocapsa roseopersicina. 1. Electron spin resonance spectroscopy.

The thermostable hydrogenase from Thiocapsa roseopersicina was examined by low-temperature ESR spectroscopy. Two types of signals were detected, from an oxidized iron-sulphur cluster and a nickel centre (Ni-A). In the oxidized protein additional signals were observed due to spin-spin interaction between the two paramagnetic centres. This interaction could be reversibly abolished by reduction to a redox potential below 105 mV. This implies that an additional redox centre is involved in the interaction, for which an Fe3+ ion is suggested. Reduction with hydrogen induced a second type of nickel ESR signal (Ni-C), corresponding to an intermediate redox state seen in other nickel hydrogenases. The Ni-C species was light-sensitive at cryogenic temperatures. At temperatures near to 4.2 K the Ni-C signal showed evidence of interaction with another paramagnetic centre, presumably a second iron-sulphur cluster. On reoxidation a signal due to a third Ni(III) species, Ni-B, increased in amplitude. These results establish that metal centres in the hydrogenase from T. roseopersicina are closely similar to those of the well-studied hydrogenase from Chromatium vinosum.[1]


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