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Protein−Surfactant Film Voltammetry of Wild-Type and Mutant Cytochrome P450 BM3

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posted on 2005-06-13, 00:00 authored by Andrew K. Udit, Nareen Hindoyan, Michael G. Hill, Frances H. Arnold, Harry B. Gray
We are investigating the redox chemistry of wild-type (WT) and mutant (1-12G) cytochrome P450 BM3. Absorption spectra in solution feature the FeIII Soret at 418 nm for WT and a split Soret for 1-12G at 390 and 418 nm. Voltammetry of the proteins within DDAPSS films on the surface of carbon electrodes reveal nearly identical FeIII/II potentials (approximately −200 mV vs Ag/AgCl), but significant differences in k°, 250 vs 30 s-1, and FeIII/II−CO potentials, −140 vs −115 mV, for WT vs 1-12G. Catalytic reduction of dioxygen by the proteins on rotating-disk electrodes was analyzed using Levich and Koutecky−Levich treatments. The data reveal 1-12G n and kobs values that are, respectively, 1.7 and 0.07 times those of WT, suggesting that the two proteins differ strikingly in their reactions with dioxygen.