RGD Reference Report - Mapping of heme-binding domains in soluble guanylyl cyclase beta1 subunit. - Rat Genome Database

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Mapping of heme-binding domains in soluble guanylyl cyclase beta1 subunit.

Authors: Namiki, S  Hirose, K  Iino, M 
Citation: Namiki S, etal., Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2001 Nov 9;288(4):798-804.
RGD ID: 1298936
Pubmed: PMID:11688978   (View Abstract at PubMed)
DOI: DOI:10.1006/bbrc.2001.5836   (Journal Full-text)

Soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC) is activated upon the interaction of NO with heme in the sGC beta1 subunit. To identify the domains contributing to heme-binding, we constructed a series of deletion mutants of the beta1 subunit, and evaluated their heme-binding capability. Deletion mutants consisting of residues 1-120 [beta1(1-120)] and 80-385 [beta1(80-385)] were the shortest mutants exhibiting heme binding among the C-terminal and N-terminal-truncated mutants, respectively. The region common to both beta1(1-120) and beta1(80-385), i.e., residues 80-120, is therefore essential for heme binding, although the residues 341-385 play an auxiliary role in heme binding. Two deletion mutants, beta1(80-195) and beta1(60-195), which include only the essential region, exhibited strong heme binding and spectral properties similar to those of the nitrosyl complex of native sGC. Thus, these heme-binding core proteins may serve as model proteins for future studies on the tertiary structure of the nitrosyl complex of sGC.

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Molecular Function

Object SymbolSpeciesTermQualifierEvidenceWithNotesSourceOriginal Reference(s)
Gucy1b1Ratguanylate cyclase activity  TAS  RGD 
Gucy1b1Ratheme binding  IDA  RGD 

Objects Annotated

Genes (Rattus norvegicus)
Gucy1b1  (guanylate cyclase 1 soluble subunit beta 1)

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