IspG is a 4Fe-4S protein that carries out an essential reduction step in isoprenoid biosynthesis. Using electron-nuclear double resonance (ENDOR) and hyperfine sublevel correlation (HYSCORE) spectroscopies on labeled samples, we have specifically assigned the hyperfine interactions in a reaction intermediate. These results help clarify the nature of the reaction intermediate, supporting a direct interaction between the unique fourth Fe in the cluster and C2 and O3 of the ligand.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry