New light on allostery: dynamic resonance Raman spectroscopy of hemoglobin kempsey.

On the basis of static and time-resolved resonance Raman spectroscopy of HbA and of a mutant, HbK (Dalpha99N), a specific reaction coordinate is proposed for the allosteric transition in human hemoglobin. The heme is held between proximal (F) and distal (E) helices, whose orientation is responsive to forces generated by ligation and deligation. The E and F… CONTINUE READING