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Long-range electron transfer in heme proteins

Mayo, Stephen L. and Ellis, Walther R., Jr. and Crutchley, Robert J. and Gray, Harry B. (1986) Long-range electron transfer in heme proteins. Science, 233 (4767). pp. 948-952. ISSN 0036-8075.

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Kinetic experiments have conclusively shown that electron transfer can take place over large distances (greater than 10 angstroms) through protein interiors. Current research focuses on the elucidation of the factors that determine the rates of long-range electron-transfer reactions in modified proteins and protein complexes. Factors receiving experimental and theoretical attention include the donor-acceptor distance, changes in geometry of the donor and acceptor upon electron transfer, and the thermodynamic driving force. Recent experimental work on heme proteins indicates that the electron-transfer rate falls off exponentially with donor-acceptor distance at long range. The rate is greatly enhanced in proteins in which the structural changes accompanying electron transfer are very small.

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Subject Keywords:Thermodynamics, Cytochrome c Group, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Hemeproteins, Myoglobin, Electron Transport, Metalloporphyrins, Animals, Horses
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