Identification by proton nuclear magnetic resonance of the histidines in cytochrome b5 modified by diethyl pyrocarbonate.

Diethyl pyrocarbonate (DEP) is an electrophilic reagent that is used to modify reversibly the histidine residues of proteins. Unfortunately, the lability of the acylated histidine adduct usually does not permit the isolation and identification of the modified histidine. By use of 500-MHz proton NMR spectroscopy, it has been possible to identify the C-H… CONTINUE READING