The effect of glycerol on the structure and redox properties of horse heart cytochrome c was investigated by absorption spectroscopy, circular dichroism, and dc cyclic voltammetry techniques. The results show that the organic solvent increases the αhelix structure of the protein and induces slight changes at the active-site environment; however, the overall tertiary structure does not appear to be significantly perturbed. Glycerol stabilizes cytochrome c, the free energy of denaturation (ΔG0) being approximately 0.7 kcal/mol larger than that determined in phosphate buffer under the same conditions, and influences the heterogeneous electron transfer kinetics at a chemically modified gold electrode; on the other hand, the redox potential of the protein is unaltered. On the whole, the results obtained indicate that glycerol acts as a suitable stabilizing agent of cytochrome c, which is of interest for application in biotechnology; the organic solvent does not alter the tertiary structure significantly or the redox properties of the protein. This has to be interpreted not only in terms of the glycerol-induced solvent ordering around the protein surface, but also as due to the specific features of the protein matrix. ©1996 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

De Sanctis G., M.A. (1996). Influence of Glycerol on the Structure and Redox Properties of Horse Heart Cytochrome c. A Circular Dichroism and Electrochemical Study. PROTEIN JOURNAL, 15(7), 599-606.

Influence of Glycerol on the Structure and Redox Properties of Horse Heart Cytochrome c. A Circular Dichroism and Electrochemical Study

SANTUCCI, ROBERTO
1996

Abstract

The effect of glycerol on the structure and redox properties of horse heart cytochrome c was investigated by absorption spectroscopy, circular dichroism, and dc cyclic voltammetry techniques. The results show that the organic solvent increases the αhelix structure of the protein and induces slight changes at the active-site environment; however, the overall tertiary structure does not appear to be significantly perturbed. Glycerol stabilizes cytochrome c, the free energy of denaturation (ΔG0) being approximately 0.7 kcal/mol larger than that determined in phosphate buffer under the same conditions, and influences the heterogeneous electron transfer kinetics at a chemically modified gold electrode; on the other hand, the redox potential of the protein is unaltered. On the whole, the results obtained indicate that glycerol acts as a suitable stabilizing agent of cytochrome c, which is of interest for application in biotechnology; the organic solvent does not alter the tertiary structure significantly or the redox properties of the protein. This has to be interpreted not only in terms of the glycerol-induced solvent ordering around the protein surface, but also as due to the specific features of the protein matrix. ©1996 Plenum Publishing Corporation.
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Cytochrome c; Glycerol; Hemoprotein; Protein stabilization; Redox potential
De Sanctis G., M.A. (1996). Influence of Glycerol on the Structure and Redox Properties of Horse Heart Cytochrome c. A Circular Dichroism and Electrochemical Study. PROTEIN JOURNAL, 15(7), 599-606.
De Sanctis, G; Maranesi, A; Ferri, T; Poscia, A; Ascoli, F; Santucci, R
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