Title

Substrate Binding Modulates the Reduction Potential of DNA Photolyase

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-3-2005

Abstract

The reduction potential of the (FADH-/FADH•) couple in DNA photolyase was measured, and the value was found to be significantly higher than the values estimated in the literature. In the absence of substrate, the enzyme has a reduction potential of 16 ± 6 mV vs NHE. In the presence of excess substrate the reduction potential increases to 81 ± 8 mV vs NHE. The increase in reduction potential has physiological relevance since it gives the catalytic state greater resistance to oxidation. This is the first measurement of a reduction potential for this class of DNA-repair enzymes and the larger family of blue-light photoreceptors.

DOI

10.1021/ja051441r

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