Human serum albumin (HSA) participates to heme scavenging, in turn HSA-heme binds gaseous diatomic ligands at the heme-Fe-atom. Here, the effect of abacavir and warfarin on denitrosylation kinetics of HSA-heme-Fe(II)-NO (i.e., koff) is reported. In the absence of drugs, the value of koff is (1.3 ± 0.2) × 10-4 s-1. Abacavir and warfarin facilitate NO dissociation from HSA-heme-Fe(II)-NO, the koff value increases to (8.6 ± 0.9) × 10-4 s-1. From the dependence of koff on the drug concentration, values of the dissociation equilibrium constant for the abacavir and warfarin binding to HSA-heme-Fe(II)-NO (i.e., K = (1.2 ± 0.2) × 10-3 M and (6.2 ± 0.7) × 10-5 M, respectively) were determined. The increase of koff values reflects the stabilization of the basic form of HSA-heme-Fe by ligands (e.g., abacavir and warfarin) that bind to Sudlow's site I. This event parallels the stabilization of the six-coordinate derivative of the HSA-heme-Fe(II)-NO atom. Present data highlight the allosteric modulation of HSA-heme-Fe(II) reactivity by heterotropic effectors.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - May 2 2008|
- Drug-dependent denitrosylation kinetics
- Ferrous nitrosylated human serum heme-albumin
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology