Author(s): Kabil O, Weeks CL, Carballal S, Gherasim C, Alvarez B,
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Abstract Human CBS is a PLP-dependent enzyme that clears homocysteine, gates the flow of sulfur into glutathione, and contributes to the biogenesis of H(2)S. The presence of a heme cofactor in CBS is enigmatic, and its conversion from the ferric- to ferrous-CO state inhibits enzyme activity. The low heme redox potential (-350 mV) has raised questions about the feasibility of the ferrous-CO state forming under physiological conditions. Herein, we provide the first evidence of reversible inhibition of CBS by CO in the presence of a human flavoprotein and NADPH. These data provide a mechanism for cross talk between two gas-signaling systems, CO and H(2)S, via heme-mediated allosteric regulation of CBS.
This article was published in Biochemistry
and referenced in Journal of Autacoids and Hormones