Protein film electrochemistry of microsomes genetically enriched in human cytochrome p450 monooxygenases.

Abstract

This communication demonstrates direct electron delivery from electrodes to cyt P450 reductases in stable films ( approximately 100 nm thick) of genetically enriched CYP1A2 and CYP3A4 microsomes made by layer-by-layer assembly with polyions. Reversible voltammetry of films containing genetically enriched cyt P450 monooxygenase microsomes was shown to involve cyt P450 reductase by comparison with the pure rabbit reductase and by lack of characteristic reactions of iron heme enzymes, such as reaction of the FeII form with CO and catalytic electrochemical reduction of oxygen and hydrogen peroxide. The microsome films were activated electrochemically to catalyze styrene epoxidation, consistent with the pathway utilized in the human liver, although further work is required to establish this definitively.

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@article{Sultana2005ProteinFE, title={Protein film electrochemistry of microsomes genetically enriched in human cytochrome p450 monooxygenases.}, author={Nasreen Sultana and John B. Schenkman and James F. Rusling}, journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society}, year={2005}, volume={127 39}, pages={13460-1} }