Detection of an Fe2+-protoporphyrin-IX intermediate during aspirin-treated prostaglandin H2 synthase II catalysis of arachidonic acid to 15-HETE.

Spectral intermediates associated with the dioxygenase and peroxidase activities of prostaglandin H2 (PGH2) synthase I and II were monitored by stopped-flow spectrometry. During reactions of PGH2 synthase I with arachidonic acid (AA) and ethyl hydrogen peroxide (EtOOH), compound I (Fe5+; formally (protoporphyrin-IX) x +Fe4+=O) and compound II (Fe4… CONTINUE READING