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Ligand binding to heme proteins is studied by using flash photolysis over wide ranges in time (100 ns-1 ks) and temperature (10-320 K). Below about 200 K in 75% glycerol/water solvent, ligand rebinding occurs from the heme pocket and is nonexponential in time. The kinetics is explained by a distribution, g(H), of the enthalpic barrier of height H between(More)
Type 1 copper sites bind nitric oxide (NO) in a photolabile complex. We have studied the NO binding properties of the type 1 copper sites in two cupredoxins, azurin and halocyanin, by measuring the temperature dependence of the ligand binding equilibria and the kinetics of the association reaction after photodissociation over a wide range of temperature(More)
Azurin is a small blue copper protein in the electron transfer chain of denitrifying bacteria. It forms a photolabile complex with nitric oxide (NO) at low temperatures. We studied the temperature dependence of the ligand binding equilibrium and the kinetics of the association reaction after photodissociation over a wide range of temperature (80-280 K) and(More)
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