Apoprotein suitable for heme reconstitution has been prepared by an acid/butanone extraction of cytochrome P-450cam at pH 2.5. Absorption spectra of apo-P-450cam indicate less than 2% residual holoenzyme. Four tryptophan residues per molecule were estimated from the aromatic absorbance region of denatured apoprotein. Heme-reconstituted holoprotein was purified in 30% yield to a specific activity equivalent to the native enzyme. Absorption and EPR spectra of 57Fe- and 54Fe-heme-enriched P-450cam reveal complete restoration of the native active site.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|State||Published - Jun 25 1981|