This subproject is one of many research subprojects utilizing the resources provided by a Center grant funded by NIH/NCRR. Primary support for the subproject and the subproject's principal investigator may have been provided by other sources, including other NIH sources. The Total Cost listed for the subproject likely represents the estimated amount of Center infrastructure utilized by the subproject, not direct funding provided by the NCRR grant to the subproject or subproject staff. We propose to investigate two heme proteins involved in O2 binding using solution and single crystal XAS spectroscopy. The first study will be on cytochrome c peroxidase, which catalyzes the two-electron reduction of H2O2 to water. The reduction of H2O2 proceeds via the formation of two high-valent heme intermediates;compound I and compound II. We plan to study compound I using single crystal Fe K-edge XAS and EXAFS to determine the rate of photoreduction and the concomitant change in the EXAFS signal (specifically the Fe-O bond). These studies will be extended to compound II of CCP to understand differences in the geometric and electronic structure between the two high-valent states. The XAS data will be coupled to DFT (density functional theory) and Fe K-pre-edge time dependent-DFT calculations, which will help shed light on the intermediates formed in the catalytic mechanism of H2O2 reduction by CCP. In the second study we propose to investigate the electronic structure of oxyhemoglobin using a combination of Fe K-pre-edge analysis and time-dependent DFT calculations. The data will be correlated to deoxyhemoglobin, methemoglobin and heme model complexes to accurately distinguish between the following possible electronic configurations of the [(heme)Fe-O2] species present in oxyhemoglobin: i) low-spin S=0 FeII + singlet S=0 O2, ii) an intermediate-spin S=1 FeII + triplet S=1 O2 (antiferromagnetically (AF) coupled) and iii) a lowspin S=1/2 FeIII + S=1/2 O2 - (superoxide).

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Type
Biotechnology Resource Grants (P41)
Project #
5P41RR001209-32
Application #
8362248
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRG1-BCMB-P (40))
Project Start
2011-03-01
Project End
2012-02-29
Budget Start
2011-03-01
Budget End
2012-02-29
Support Year
32
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$21,922
Indirect Cost
Name
Stanford University
Department
Chemistry
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
009214214
City
Stanford
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
94305
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