Resonance Raman evidence of chloride binding to the heme iron in myeloperoxidase

Masao Ikeda-Saito, Pramod V. Argade, Denis L. Rousseau

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The resonance Raman spectra of ferric derivatives of myeloperoxidase at pH 8 show ligand-dependent differences. The data are consistent with the resting enzyme and the chloride and fluoride derivatives all having 6-coordinated high-spin configurations. At pH 4 we find that the resting enzyme is susceptible to photodegradation from our low power incident laser beam. Chloride binding inhibits this denaturation. Our data support direct binding of chloride to the enzyme under physiological conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-55
Number of pages4
JournalFEBS Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 6 1985
Externally publishedYes


  • Myeloperoxidase
  • Raman spectrum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology


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