J Inorg Biochem 2015 Aug 24;149:88-90. Epub 2015 Mar 24.
Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University, Kakuma, Kanazawa 920-1192, Japan. Electronic address:
A multicopper oxidase, CueO was doubly mutated at its type I copper ligand, Cys500 and an acidic amino acid residue located in the proton transfer pathway, Glu506, to Ser and Ala, respectively. Cys500Ser/Glu506Ala was mainly in a novel resting form to afford the absorption band at ca. 400 nm and an EPR signal with a highly anisotropic character derived from type III copper. However, Cys500Ser/Glu506Ala gave the same reaction intermediate (peroxide intermediate) as that from Cys500Ser and Cys500Ser/Glu506Gln.