The Formation of g = 2.49-Species of Cytochrome P450 in the Rat Liver by PCB126 Oral Administration : Identification of Heme Axial Ligands by EPR Spectroscopy
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Rat livers and microsomes were subjected to electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) measurements at 77 K. The EPR spectra of the livers from the control group, carbon tetrachloride-, 3-methylcholanthrene-, and 3,3′,4,4′,5-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB126)-treated rats exhibited an EPR spectrum at <I>g</I>=2.40, 2.24, and 1.93, which is characteristic of P450 in a resting state. The liver of the PCB126-treated rats showed an additional distinct EPR spectrum at <I>g</I>=2.49, 2.26, and 1.87 (<I>g</I>=2.49-species). The heme environmental structure of <I>g</I>=2.49-species was identified by crystal field analysis using three EPR <I>g</I>-values of the microsome treated with various chemicals. These results indicated that <I>g</I>=2.49-species is a hemeprotein with cysteine thiolate at the 5th coordination site, and a nitrogenous ligand at the 6th site.
- Agricultural and Biological Chemistry
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry 70(12), 2974-2981, 2006-12-23
Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry