Molecular Properties V2

Molecular Properties V2

1st Edition - January 1, 1973

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  • Editor: Walter Lovenberg
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Molecular Properties, Volume II is a collection of papers that deals with the physical and chemical properties of iron-sulfur proteins, with emphasis on the theory and application of physicochemical techniques related to metalloproteins. One paper describes the chemical properties of simple iron-sulfur proteins focusing on chloroplast, bacterial-type ferredoxins, and the nature of the active site in the ferredoxins. Another paper notes that rubredoxin sequences can offer phylogenetic, evolutionary, or genetic data. The paper shows that rubredoxins from aerobic and anaerobic bacteria have originated from some common ancestor. One paper analyzes the chemical and physical properties of rubredoxin and the way they relate to the structure resulting from an X-ray diffraction. The investigator can use electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), electron nuclear double resonance (ENDOR) spectroscopy, or nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to determine the structural and functional features of simple and conjugated iron-sulfur proteins. He can also use a proton magnetic resonance (PMR) spectroscopy to study the structures and interactions of proteins in solution, such as ribonuclease, lysozyme, and the heme proteins (hemoglobins or myoglobins). Cellular biologists, micro-biologists, bio-chemists, and scientists involved in biological systems research will find this collection very informative.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Volume I

    1. The Chemical Properties of Ferredoxins

    I. Introduction

    II. Chemical Characteristics of Ferredoxins

    III. The Chemical Reactivity of Ferredoxins

    IV. Reconstitution Studies with Ferredoxins


    2. The Types, Distribution in Nature, Structure-Function, and Evolutionary Data of the Iron-Sulfur Proteins

    I. Introduction

    II. The Primary Structures of the Iron-Sulfur Proteins

    III. A Consideration of the Individual Iron-Sulfur Proteins

    IV. Algal and Plant Ferredoxins

    V. Putidaredoxin

    VI. Adrenodoxin and Testerodoxin

    VII. High-Potential Iron Protein (HIPIP)

    VIII. Euglena Iron-Sulfur Protein

    IX. Azotobacter Iron-Sulfur Proteins, I, II, and III

    X. Iron-Sulfur Protein from Complex III of Mitochondria

    XI. Clostridium Pasteurianum Nitrogenase

    XII. Bacillus Polymyxa Ferredoxin and the Bacteroid Iron-Sulfur Protein

    XIII. Type II Iron-Sulfur Proteins, Flavodoxins, Immunochemistry, and Synthesis of Iron-Sulfur Proteins

    XIV. Evolution

    XV. Summary

    XVI. Appendix: Distribution and Some Properties of Nonheme Iron Proteins


    3. The Iron-Sulfur Complex in Rubredoxin

    I. Introduction

    II. Chemical Properties

    III. Stereochemistry and Electronic Structure

    IV. Summary and Conclusions


    4. Crystal and Molecular Structure of Rubredoxin from Clostridium Pasteurianum

    I. Theory

    II. Experimental Procedure

    III. Determination of the Structure

    IV. Addendum


    5. Probing Iron-Sulfur Proteins with EPR and ENDOR Spectroscopy

    I. Introduction

    II. The EPR Phenomenon

    III. The Phenomenon of ENDOR

    IV. The Physics of Iron in Proteins

    V. Rubredoxins

    VI. Two-Iron (Plant-Type) Ferredoxins

    VII. Iron-Sulfur Proteins with Four Iron Atoms

    VIII. Eight-Iron (Clostridial-Type) Ferredoxins

    IX. EPR in More Complex Iron-Sulfur Proteins


    6. Mössbauer Spectroscopy of Iron-Sulfur Proteins

    I. The Mössbauer Spectroscopic Method

    II. Mössbauer Data


    7. NMR Spectroscopy of the Iron-Sulfur Proteins

    I. Introduction

    II. Paramagnetism and NMR

    III. Rubredoxin

    IV. Eight-Iron Ferredoxins

    V. High-Potential Iron Protein

    VI. A Synthetic Analogue of the Fe4S4 Clusters

    VII. 13C NMR Studies of C. Acidi-Urici Ferredoxin

    VIII. Two-Iron Ferredoxins

    IX. Validity of the PMR Results


    8. Current Insights into the Active Center of Spinach Ferredoxin and Other Iron-Sulfur Proteins

    I. Exchange Interaction and Antiferromagnetic Coupling

    II. Consequences of the Exchange Interaction

    III. Physical Data

    IV. Optical Spectra

    V. Chemical Data

    VI. The Structure of the Active Center

    VII. The Relationship between the Structure of Spinach Ferredoxin and Other 2 Fe-S* Proteins

    VIII. The Properties of the 4 Fe-S* Iron-Sulfur Proteins

    IX. Properties of the 8 Fe-S* Iron-Sulfur Proteins

    X. Conclusions


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1973
  • Published: January 1, 1973
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323154291

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Walter Lovenberg

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