Structural heterogeneity of the Fe(2+)-N epsilon (HisF8) bond in various hemoglobin and myoglobin derivatives probed by the Raman-active iron histidine stretching mode.

@article{Gilch1993StructuralHO,
  title={Structural heterogeneity of the Fe(2+)-N epsilon (HisF8) bond in various hemoglobin and myoglobin derivatives probed by the Raman-active iron histidine stretching mode.},
  author={H Gilch and Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner and Wolfgang Dreybrodt},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  year={1993},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={1470-85}
}
We have examined the Fe(2+)-N epsilon (HisF8) complex in hemoglobin A (HbA) by measuring the band profile of its Raman-active nu Fe-His stretching mode at pH 6.4, 7.0, and 8.0 using the 441-nm line of a HeCd laser. A line shape analysis revealed that the band can be decomposed into five different sublines at omega 1 = 195 cm-1, omega 2 = 203 cm-1, omega 3 = 212 cm-1, omega 4 = 218 cm-1, and omega 5 = 226 cm-1. To identify these to the contributions from the different subunits we have reanalyzed… CONTINUE READING