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Issue 1, 2012
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Iron-based redox centres of reductase and oxygenase components of phenol hydroxylase from A. radioresistens: a redox chain working at highly positive redox potentials

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Abstract

This is the first report of the direct electrochemistry of the reductase (PHR) and oxygenase (PHO) components of phenol hydroxylase from Acinetobacter radioresistensS13 studied by cyclic and differential pulse voltammetry. The PHR contains one 2Fe2S cluster and one FAD that mediate the transfer of electrons from NAD(P)H to the non-heme diiron cluster of PHO. Cyclic and differential pulse voltammetry (CV and DPV) on glassy carbon showed two redox pairs with midpoint potentials at +131.5 ± 13 mV and −234 ± 3 mV versusnormal hydrogen electrode (NHE). The first redox couple is attributed to the FeS centre, while the second one corresponds to free FAD released by the protein. DPV scans on native and guanidinium chloride treated PHR highlighted the presence of a split signal (ΔE ≈ 100 mV) attributed to heterogeneous properties of the 2Fe2S cluster interacting with the electrode, possibly due to the presence of two protein conformers and consistently with the large peak-to-peak separation and the peak broadening observed in CV. DPV experiments on gold electrodes performed on PHO confirm a consistently higher reduction potential at +396 mV vs. NHE. The positive redox potentials measured by direct electrochemistry for the FeS cluster in PHR and for the non-heme diiron cluster of PHO show that the entire phenol hydroxylase system works at higher potentials than those reported for structurally similar enzymes, for example methane monooxygenases.

Graphical abstract: Iron-based redox centres of reductase and oxygenase components of phenol hydroxylase from A. radioresistens: a redox chain working at highly positive redox potentials

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The article was received on 19 Aug 2011, accepted on 19 Sep 2011 and first published on 10 Oct 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1MT00136A
Citation: Metallomics, 2012,4, 72-77

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    Iron-based redox centres of reductase and oxygenase components of phenol hydroxylase from A. radioresistens: a redox chain working at highly positive redox potentials

    F. Valetti, A. Fantuzzi, S. J. Sadeghi and G. Gilardi, Metallomics, 2012, 4, 72
    DOI: 10.1039/C1MT00136A

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