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ID: 713338.0, MPI für bioanorganische Chemie / MPI für bioanorganische Chemie
A Red/Green Cyanobacteriochrome Sustains Its Color Despite a Change in the Bilin Chromophore's Protonation State
Authors:Song, Chen; Escobar, Francisco Velazquez; Xu, Xiuling; Narikawa, Rei; Ikeuchi, Masahiko; Siebert, Friedrich; Gärtner, Wolfgang; Matysik, Jörg; Hildebrandt, Peter
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2015
Title of Journal:Biochemistry
Journal Abbrev.:Biochem.
Issue / Number:38
Start Page:5839
End Page:5848
Review Status:Internal review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:The second GAF domain of AnPixJ, AnPixJg2, a bilin-binding protein from the cyanobacterium Anabaena PCC 7120, undergoes a photoinduced interconversion between a red-absorbing state, Pr, and a green-absorbing state, Pg. Combining ultraviolet-vis (UV-vis), infrared, resonance Raman (RR), and magic-angle spinning (MAS) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, we have studied this cyanobacteriochrome (CBCR) assembled with phycocyanobilin (PCB) either in vivo or in vitro. In both assembly routes, the spectroscopic data of the Pr state reveal nearly identical chromophore structures with a protonated (cationic) bilin. However, unlike the native (in vivo assembly) Pg photoproduct, in which the bilin retains protonation, the Pg generated from the in vitro-assembled AnPixJg2 harbors a deprotonated (neutral) bilin chromophore at pH 7.8. IR difference spectroscopy further reveals the transfer of a proton from the bilin to a side-chain carboxylate on an amino acid, probably Asp291. Besides the change in protonation state, the bilin structure is very similar in the in vitro- and in vivo-assembled Pg photoproducts. The chromophore of the in vitro Pg becomes protonated when the pH is increased to 10, presumably because of a partial reversal of protein misfolding. Most remarkably, the electronic transitions remain unchanged and are very similar to those of the native Pg. Thus, bilin protonation is not a key parameter for controlling the energies of the electronic transitions in AnPixJg2. Possible alternative molecular mechanisms for color tuning are discussed.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für bioanorganische Chemie
External Affiliations:[Song,C.; ] Leiden Univ., Leids.Inst.Chemisch Onderzoek, NL-2300 RA Leiden, Netherlands.
[Escobar,F.V.; Matysik,J.] Univ.Leipzig, Inst.Analyt.Chem., D-04103 Leipzig, Germany.
[Siebert,F.; Hildebrandt,P .] Tech.Univ.Berlin, Inst.Chem., D-10623 Berlin, Germany.
Identifiers:ISI:000362243700007 [ID No:1]
ISSN:0006-2960 [ID No:2]
DOI:10.1021/acs.biochem.5b00735 [ID No:3]
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