1H NMR Study of the influence of hemin vinyl-->methyl substitution on the interaction between the C-terminus and substrate and the "aging" of the heme oxygenase from Neisseria meningitidis: induction of active site structural heterogeneity by a two-fold symmetric hemin.


Solution 1H NMR has been used to characterize the active site molecular and electronic structure of the cyanide-inhibited 2,4-dimethyldeuterohemin complex of the heme oxygenase from Neisseria meningitidis (NmHO) with respect to the mode of interaction of the C-terminus with the substrate and the spontaneous "aging" of NmHO that results in the cleavage of… (More)