Crystal structure of guaiacol and phenol bound to a heme peroxidase.
Guaiacol is a universal substrate for all peroxidases, and its use in a simple colorimetric assay has wide applications. However, its exact binding location has never been defined. Here we report the crystal structures of guaiacol bound to cytochrome c peroxidase (CcP). A related structure with phenol bound is also presented. The CcP-guaiacol and CcP-phenol crystal structures show that both guaiacol and phenol bind at sites distinct from the cytochrome c binding site and from the δ-heme edge,...Expand abstract
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