Complex Formation with Methylamine Dehydrogenase Affects the Pathway of Electron Transfer from Amicyanin to Cytochromec-551i

Victor L. Davidson, Limei Hsu Jones
1995 Journal of Biological Chemistry  
Methylamine dehydrogenase (MADH), amicyanin, and cytochrome c-551i are soluble redox proteins that form a complex in solution (Chen, L., Durley, R., Mathews, F. S., and Davidson, V. L. (1994) Science 264, 86 -90), which is required for the physiologic electron transfer from the tryptophan tryptophylquinone cofactor of MADH to heme via the copper center of amicyanin. The reduction of cytochrome by amicyanin within the complex in solution has been demonstrated using rapid scanning stopped-flow
more » ... ctroscopy. Electron transfer from free, uncomplexed, amicyanin to cytochrome c-551i occurs much more rapidly but only to a very small extent because the reaction is thermodynamically much less favorable when amicyanin is not associated with MADH (Gray, K. A., Davidson, V. L., and Knaff, D. B. (1988) J. Biol. Chem. 263, 13987-13990) . These kinetic data suggest that amicyanin binding to cytochrome c-551i occurs at different sites when amicyanin is free and when it is in complex with MADH. A model for the interactions of these proteins is presented.
doi:10.1074/jbc.270.41.23941 pmid:7592588 fatcat:ufkvyyrx2fg6fdsuivstipo6lq