Crystal structures of the G139A, G139A–NO and G143H mutants of human heme oxygenase-1. A finely tuned hydrogen-bonding network controls oxygenase versus peroxidase activity


Conserved glycines, Gly139 and Gly143, in the distal helix of human heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) provide the flexibility required for the opening and closing of the heme active site for substrate binding and product dissociation during HO-1 catalysis. Earlier mutagenesis work on human HO-1 showed that replacement of either Gly139 or Gly143 suppresses heme… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00775-004-0620-6

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