Spectroscopic and functional studies of a novel quadruple myoglobin variant with increased peroxidase activity.

A quadruple variant of horse heart myoglobin (Thr39Ile/Lys45Asp/Phe46Leu/Ile107Phe) that exhibits significantly (approximately 25-fold) greater peroxidase activity than the wild-type protein has been studied to determine its midpoint reduction potential (24(2) mV vs. SHE; pH 6.0, mu = 0.1 M, 25 degrees C) and to characterize the kinetics of its reaction… CONTINUE READING