This work presents strong evidence that the role of the active site arginine in D-amino acid oxidase is to act as a positively charged group interacting with the flavin N(1)-C(2) = 0 locus. Modification with cyclohexanedione, which has been shown previously to modify specifically an active site arginine in D-amino acid oxidase (Ferti, C., Curti, B., Simonetta, M. P., Ronchi, S., Galliano, M., and Minchiotti, L. (1981) Eur. J. Biochem. 119, 553-557) destroys the ability of D-amino acid oxidase to stabilize the benzoquinoid type spectrum of 8-mercapto-FAD and destroys the ability to form a flavin N-5 adduct with sulfite. Both of these properties have been attributed to the presence of such a group. The active site lysine, histidine, and tyrosine have been ruled out as possibilities for such a group. In addition, the reactivity of flavoproteins containing 8-mercaptoflavin with sulfite has been examined and falls into the same two general classes as the reactivity of the native flavoproteins: oxidases form N-5 adducts while all of the other 8-mercaptoflavoproteins examined do not, forming instead the 8-sulfonate flavin.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|State||Published - Aug 25 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology