NMR studies of fluororetinol analogs complexed to two homologous rat cellular retinol-binding proteins

Ding Rong, Allen J. Lovey, Michael Rosenberger, D. Andréd'Avignon, Ellen Li

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Abstract

Comparative 19F-NMR studies of fluororetinol analogs with rat cellular retinol binding protein II (CRBP II) and rat cellular retinol-binding protein (CRBP) were performed to probe differences in the binding interactions of these two homologous proteins. Line shape analyses of 19F-NMR spectra of (E,E,Z,E)-6-fluoro-9-(4-methoxy-2,3,6-trimethylphenyl)-3,7-dimethyl-2,4,6,8-nonatetren-1-ol (ligand 1), (E,E,Z,E)-6-fluoro-9-(2,2′dimethyl-6-ethylcyclohexenyl)-3,7-dimethyl-2,4,6,8-nonatetren-1-ol (ligand 2), (E,Z,E,E)-5-fluoro-9-(2,2′-dimethyl-6-methylcyclohexenyl)-3,7-dimethyl-2,4,6,8-nonatetren-l-ol (ligand 3), when complexed with CRBP II at temperatures ranging from 0-45°C, revealed that the 19F resonances corresponding to the bound ligand were in slow chemical exchange between two resonance frequencies. This was further supported by a 2D-NOESY exchange experiment. The kex at 25°C was estimated from spectral simulation and fitting analyses to be 887 s±1, 1010 s±1and 771 s±1 for CRBP II complexed 1, 2, and 3, respectively. In contrast, only a single absorption was observed for bound ligands complexed with rat CRBP over this temperature range, suggesting that the conformational dynamics of retinol binding are differeut for these two closely homologous proteins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-144
Number of pages9
JournalBiochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)/Protein Structure and Molecular
Volume1208
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 21 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cellular retinol binding protein
  • Conformation
  • Dynamics
  • Retinol

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