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|dc.contributor.author||Baldwin, Graham S||en|
|dc.contributor.author||Curtain, C C||en|
|dc.contributor.author||Sawyer, W H||en|
|dc.identifier.citation||Biochemistry; 40(36): 10741-6||en|
|dc.description.abstract||Uptake of dietary iron is essential for replenishment of body stores. A role for the hormone gastrin in iron uptake as a chelator of ferric ions in the gastric lumen has been proposed previously [Baldwin, G. S. (1992) Med. Hypotheses 38, 70-74]. Here, spectroscopic evidence of selective, high-affinity binding of ferric ions to progastrin-derived peptides in aqueous solution at low pH is provided. The maximum at 281 nm in the absorption spectrum of glycine-extended gastrin(17) at pH 4.0 increased (2.07 +/- 0.30)-fold in the presence of > or =2 equiv of ferric ions. Titration of glycine-extended gastrin(17) with ferric ions under stoichiometric conditions indicated that the stoichiometry of binding was 2.00 +/- 0.28 mol of Fe(3+)/mol of peptide. Fluorescence quenching experiments yielded values for the stoichiometry and apparent dissociation constant of the ferric ion-glycine-extended gastrin(17) complex at pH 4.0 of 2.39 +/- 0.17 mol of Fe(3+)/mol and 0.62 +/- 0.19 microM, respectively. No interaction was detected with Co(2+), Cu(2+), Mn(2+), or Cr(3+). Electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy suggested that the iron ligands were either oxygen or sulfur atoms. Fluorescence quenching experiments with peptides derived from the glycine-extended gastrin(17) sequence indicated that one or more of the five glutamic acid residues were necessary for iron binding. The binding of ferric ions by glycine-extended gastrin(17) at low pH is consistent with a role for progastrin-derived peptides in iron uptake from the lumen of the gastrointestinal tract.||en|
|dc.subject.other||Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy||en|
|dc.title||Selective, high-affinity binding of ferric ions by glycine-extended gastrin(17).||en|
|dc.identifier.affiliation||University of Melbourne Department of Surgery, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia||en|
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