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Biochim Biophys Acta. 1978 Mar 28;533(1):186-94.

1H NMR studies of the binding of EDTA to bovine pancreatic ribonuclease.


EDTA binds at the active site of ribonuclease causing a selective downfield shift of the C2 proton resonance of His 12 at pH 5.5 (pH denotes an uncorrected glass electrode pH meter reading of a 2H2O solution). A dissociation constant for EDTA binding to ribonuclease of 1.70 mM was calculated from this chemical shift change. The pKa of His 12 increased from 5.79 in ribonuclease alone to 6.73 in the RNAase . EDTA complex. Compared to these effects, the other histidine residues were not significantly affected by EDTA. EDTA was shown to act as a competitive inhibitor of cytidine 2',3'-cyclic phosphate hydrolysis by ribonuclease with a Ki of 1.37 mM at pH 5.5, 25 degrees C. Molecular model building suggests that three of the four carboxyl groups of EDTA could simultaneously interact with histidine 12, lysine 41 and lysine 7. A complex of this type would account for the data described herein.

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