Tyrosine B10 and heme-ligand interactions of Lucina pectinata hemoglobin II: control of heme reactivity.

The distal pocket of hemoglobin II (HbII) from Lucina pectinata is characterized by the presence of a GlnE7 and a TyrB10. To elucidate the functional properties of HbII, biophysical studies were conducted on HbII and a HbI PheB10Tyr site-directed mutant. The pH titration data at neutral conditions showed visible bands at 486, 541, 577 and 605 nm for both… CONTINUE READING