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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1986 Jan 29;134(2):519-26.

Evidence of binary complex formations between cytochrome P-450, cytochrome b5, and NADPH-cytochrome P-450 reductase of hepatic microsomes.


Water-soluble carbodiimide-catalyzed cross-linking of purified cytochrome P-450 LM2, cytochrome b5, and NADPH-cytochrome P-450 reductase was used to identify stable complexes formed between these proteins. High yields of P-450-b5 and P-450 reductase-b5 dimers, and lower yields of P-450 reductase-LM2 dimers were obtained. Substitution of native b5 and P-450 reductase with fully amidinated derivatives showed that LM2 and b5 were cross-linked exclusively through their respective amino and carboxyl groups. However, there appeared to be two complexation sites on the reductase which cross-link to b5 through amino groups and to LM2 through carboxyl groups respectively. A heterotrimer could not be identified following incubation of all three proteins together with EDC.

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