Circular dichroism studies on the methylcobalamin-intrinsic factor complex, together with studies on the carbethoxylation of histidine residues in this complex, indicate that 5,6 dimethylbenzimidazole is probably displaced by a histidine residue of intrinsic factor which coordinates to the cobalt atom at the sixth coordination site. In addition, the stability of the CoC σ bond for methylcobalamin bound to intrinsic factor is identical to that stability measured for the free methyl-cobinamide-histidine complex, but considerably different from the stability of this σ bond in free methylcobalamin.
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|Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
|Published - Dec 10 1973