G D DePillis

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When nitric oxide (NO) binds to heme proteins, it exerts a repulsive trans effect on the proximal ligand, resulting in weakening or rupture of the proximal ligand-iron bond. The general question of whether NO binding generates a five-coordinate complex with proximal ligand release is important for the function of enzymes such as guanylate cyclase. This(More)
A variety of heterocyclic ligands can be exchanged into the proximal cavity of sperm whale myoglobin mutant H93G, providing a simple method for introduction of the equivalent of unnatural amino acid side chains into a functionally critical location in this protein. These modified proteins bind CO on the distal side. 1H NMR data on H93G(Im)CO, where Im is(More)
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