Structure of deoxyhaemoglobin of the antarctic fish Pagothenia bernacchii with an analysis of the structural basis of the root effect by comparison of the liganded and unliganded haemoglobin structures.

@article{Ito1995StructureOD,
  title={Structure of deoxyhaemoglobin of the antarctic fish Pagothenia bernacchii with an analysis of the structural basis of the root effect by comparison of the liganded and unliganded haemoglobin structures.},
  author={Nobuko Ito and N. Hennakao Komiyama and Giuilio Fermi},
  journal={Journal of molecular biology},
  year={1995},
  volume={250 5},
  pages={648-58}
}
We have determined the structure of deoxyhaemoglobin from the antarctic fish Pagothenia bernacchii at pH 6.2 to a resolution of 2.2 A with X-ray data from a twinned crystal deconvoluted so as to approximate data from a single crystal. The R-factor between the (twinned) model and the observed data is 16% for reflections used in refinement and 22% for reflections not used in refinement. The T (deoxy) structure was compared with the R (liganded) structure at pH 8.0 in an attempt to understand the… CONTINUE READING