Galina B Postnikova

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In the presence of Cu(2+) and Cu(Gly)(2), the oxidation of two native MbO(2)'s (Mb = myoglobin), from the sperm whale and horse, and also two chemically modified sperm whale MbO(2)'s alkylated at solvent-accessible histidines by sodium bromoacetate (CM-MbO(2)) and by iodoacetamide (CA-MbO(2)) have been studied at different pH's, ionic strengths, and(More)
The pH-dependent fluorescence of intact sperm whale apomyoglobin (apo-Mb) containing two tryptophans at positions 7 and 14, and of apo-Mb derivatives modified on Trp7 by 2-hydroxy-5-nitrobenzyl bromide (Koshland reagent) and o-nitrophenylsulphenyl chloride, has been studied. The fluorescence of apomyoglobins modified at His residues by iodoacetamide and(More)
The rates of oxygen uptake by rat liver mitochondria (MC) (native coupled, freshly frozen, and uncoupled by FCCP) have been measured polarographically in the absence (V 0) or presence (V 1) of 0.11–0.25 mM sperm whale MbO2. Under the same standard conditions, the rate of sperm whale MbO2 deoxygenation (V 2) has been studied spectrophotometrically in the(More)
The kinetics of whale MbO2 deoxygenation was studied spectrophotometrically in the presence of breathing rat mitochondria under conditions when mitochondria were separated from the protein solution by a semipermeable film capable to transfer only low-molecular-weight compounds and directly in the solution of MbO2 with mitochondria (incubation medium: 15-35(More)
The oxidation of sperm whale oxymyoglobin (MbO2) and its chemically modified derivatives alkylated at solvent-accessible histidines by sodium bromoacetate (CM-MbO2) and iodoacetamide (CA-MbO2) in the presence of ions and glycine complexes of copper, Cu2+, Cu(Gly)+, and Cu(Gly)2, has been studied. The influence of the reagent concentration, pH, and ionic(More)
The influence of pH, ionic strength of the solution, and [Fe(CN)6]4- concentration on the rate of oxidation of sperm whale, horse, and pig oxymyoglobins, which is catalyzed by ferrocyanide ions, was studied. These myoglobins have homologous spatial structures and identical redox potentials but differ by the amount of His residues located on the protein(More)
A comparative study of the rates of ferrocyanide-catalyzed oxidation of several oxymyoglobins by molecular oxygen is reported. Oxidation of the native oxymyoglobins from sperm whale, horse and pig, as well as the chemically modified (MbO(2)) sperm whale oxymyoglobin, with all accessible His residues alkylated by sodium bromoacetate (CM-MbO(2)), and the(More)
Tryptophanyl fluorescence of high-spin and low-spin complexes of sperm whale ferric- and ferrousmyoglobins, met-, azide- and cyanomyoglobins and deoxy-, oxy- and carboxymyoglobins has been studied in the pH range 2.5-13. The pH-dependent fluorescence of sperm whale metmyoglobin acylated at the N-terminal alpha-amino group by methylisothiocyanate and of(More)
The content of myoglobin (Mb) in skeletal muscles of Arctic Yakutian ground squirrel (Citellus undulatus Pallas) was measured in the active euthermic summer and prehibernating autumn animals as well as in hibernating and awake animals in winter. The myoglobin content in winter, irrespective of the state of the animal, was found to be about three times(More)
We were the first to show that MbO2 deoxygenation in the cell occurs only upon interaction of myoglobin with mitochondrial membrane, which must be accompanied by changes in the heme cavity conformation of the protein and its affinity for the ligand. Under aerobic conditions, some changes in the equilibrium O2 dissociation constant (K dis) can be detected by(More)