The pH-dependent resonance Raman (RR) spectral changes of the cytochrome bc1-associated, high-potential Rieske proteins have frequently been invoked to explain the redox-linked ionization behavior. We report herein RR spectral data of archaeal and bacterial Rieske proteins that directly demonstrate the pH-dependent changes near and above pKa,ox2, but not around pKa,ox1, of the visible circular dichroism (CD) transitions. The RR spectral changes are attributed to modification of the immediate [2Fe-2S] cluster environment due to deprotonation of some exchangeable amide groups in the polypeptide backbone, rather than previously assumed simple changes of the Fe-Nimid stretching vibrations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the American Chemical Society|
|State||Published - Apr 21 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry