Ferric human serum heme-albumin (heme-HSA) shows a peculiar nuclear magnetic relaxation dispersion (NMRD) behavior that allows to investigate structural and functional properties. Here, we report a thermodynamic analysis of NMRD profiles of heme-HSA between 20 and 60 degrees C to characterize its hydration. NMRD profiles, all showing two Lorentzian dispersions at 0.3 and 60 MHz, were analyzed in terms of modulation of the zero field splitting tensor for the S=5/2 manifold. Values of correlation times for tensor fluctuation (tau(v)) and chemical exchange of water molecules (tau(M)) show the expected temperature dependence, with activation enthalpies of -1.94 and -2.46+/-0.2 kJ mol(-1), respectively. The cluster of water molecules located in the close proximity of the heme is progressively reduced in size by increasing the temperature, with DeltaH=68+/-28 kJ mol(-1) and DeltaS=200+/-80 J mol(-1) K(-1). These results highlight the role of the water solvent in heme-HSA structure-function relationships.

Thermodynamic analysis of hydration in human serum heme-albumin.

FANALI, GABRIELLA;FASANO, MAURO
2009

Abstract

Ferric human serum heme-albumin (heme-HSA) shows a peculiar nuclear magnetic relaxation dispersion (NMRD) behavior that allows to investigate structural and functional properties. Here, we report a thermodynamic analysis of NMRD profiles of heme-HSA between 20 and 60 degrees C to characterize its hydration. NMRD profiles, all showing two Lorentzian dispersions at 0.3 and 60 MHz, were analyzed in terms of modulation of the zero field splitting tensor for the S=5/2 manifold. Values of correlation times for tensor fluctuation (tau(v)) and chemical exchange of water molecules (tau(M)) show the expected temperature dependence, with activation enthalpies of -1.94 and -2.46+/-0.2 kJ mol(-1), respectively. The cluster of water molecules located in the close proximity of the heme is progressively reduced in size by increasing the temperature, with DeltaH=68+/-28 kJ mol(-1) and DeltaS=200+/-80 J mol(-1) K(-1). These results highlight the role of the water solvent in heme-HSA structure-function relationships.
BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2009.05.075
Heme; Hot Temperature; Humans; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance; Biomolecular; Protein Conformation; Serum Albumin; Structure-Activity Relationship; Thermodynamics; Water
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