Redox control in heme proteins: electrostatic substitution in the active site of leghemoglobin.


The effects of electrostatic substitutions on the spectroscopic, ligand binding, and redox properties of the heme in leghemoglobin have been examined by replacement of the proximal leucine 88 residue with an aspartic acid residue (Leu88Asp). Electronic and resonance Raman spectra of the ferric derivative of Leu88Asp indicate a mixture of 6-coordinate, high… (More)