The Role of Indole-3-Acetic Acid in Peroxidase Oxidation of Ascorbic Acid Catalyzed by Horseradish Peroxidase
Application of computer methods allowed us to demonstrate that plant peroxidases and auxin-binding proteins contain structurally similar fragments. The mapping of the fragments was done using a model structure of horseradish peroxidase. Five of six structurally similar fragments belong to the distal domain and form a subdomain in plant peroxidases that includes the distal heme-coordinating sequence, LHFHDC (amino acid residues 39-44 in horseradish peroxidase). The existence of a substrate-binding site for indole-3-acetic acid in the distal subdomain comprising helices A (whole), B (middle), C (beginning), and D (whole) and the loop between helices D and D' is discussed.