Coordination chemical studies on metalloenzymes. Kinetics and mechanism of the Zn(II) exchange reaction between chelating agent and apo-bovine carbonic anhydrase.

The mechanism of removal of the zinc ion from bovine carbonic anhydrase [EC] (BCA) by a chelating agent was studied. It was shown that the removal of the zinc ion from BCA took place through the formation of a ternary complex involving the enzyme, chelating agent, and metal ions. The formation constant of the ternary complex (KEML) was 10(2) M-1… (More)