Flavodoxin is a small protein that employs a non-covalently bound flavin to mediate single-electron transfer at low potentials. The long-chain flavodoxins possess a long surface loop that is proposed to interact with partner proteins. We have incorporated 19F-labeled tyrosine in long-chain flavodoxin from Rhodopseudomonas palustris to gain a probe of possible loop dynamics, exploiting the presence of a Tyr in the long loop in addition to Tyr residues near the flavin. We report 19F resonance assignments for all four Tyrs, and demonstration of a pair of resonances in slow exchange, both corresponding to a Tyr adjacent to the flavin. We also provide evidence for dynamics affecting the Tyr in the long loop. Thus, we show that 19F NMR of 19F-Tyr labeled flavodoxin holds promise for monitoring possible changes in conformation upon binding to partner proteins.
|Journal||Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics|
|State||Published - May 30 2021|
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- F NMR
- Long-chain flavodoxin
- Partner protein interactions
- Protein dynamics
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology