Preferences help
enabled [disable] Abstract
Number of results
2003 | 103 | 5 | 499-509
Article title

Application of Mössbauer Spectroscopy in Study of Selected Biochemical Processes

Title variants
Languages of publication
The ^{57}Fe, ^{119}Sn, ^{129}I, and ^{151}Eu Mössbauer spectroscopy, scanning force microscopy, and optical fluorescence method were applied to study biological systems starting from porphyrins, through cytochromes and cell membranes until such a complex system as photosystem II. In Fe-porphyrin aggregates iron atoms are able to trap an electron exhibiting the mixed valence Fe^{3+}-Fe^{2+} relaxation process. In ironcytochrome c the presence of two different Fe^{3+} states are indicated, while in tincytochrome Sn appears in Sn^{4+} and Sn^{2+} states. From the temperature dependence of the mean square displacement of the resonance nuclei and from the diffusional broadening of the Mössbauer line it was possible to separate the vibrational, fast collective and slow collective motions in tinporphyrin and in iron- and tin-cytochrome c. The electronic state of iodine in oleic acid, the main constituent of cellular membranes, was determined. The molecular mechanism of triphenyltin interaction with membrane of red blood cells has been suggested and the model of haemolysis has been proposed. In photosystem II, Eu ions replacing calcium showed Eu^{3+} to Eu^{2+} transition after illumination with light, which points out the possible role of Ca^{2+} ions in electron transfer in the process of photosynthetic water splitting process.
  • H. Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics, Radzikowskiego 152, 31-342 Kraków, Poland
  • M. Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Reymonta 4, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
  • 1. K. Spartallan, G. Lang, Oxygen Transport and Storage Materials, in: Applications of Mοssbauer Spectroscopy, Ed. R.L. Cohen, Vol. II, Academic Press, New York 1980, p. 249
  • 2. R.P. Ambler, M. Daniel, J. Hermoso, T.E. Meyer, R.G. Bartsch, M.D. Kamen, Nature, 278, 659, 1979
  • 3. K. Strzałka, W. Subczyński, Photochem. Photobiophys., 2, 227, 1981
  • 4. S.C. Liu, L.H. Derick, M.A. Duquette, J. Palek, Eur. J. Cell. Biol., 49, 358, 1989
  • 5. P.H. Homann, J. Bienerg. Biomem., 19, 105, 1987
  • 6. J.M. Vanderkooi, Eu. J. Biochem., 64, 381, 1976
  • 7. B.F. Burnham, J.J. Zuckerman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 92, 1547, 1970
  • 8. K. Burda, Ph.D. Thesis, Niewodniczanski Inst. Nucl. Phys., Cracow 1993
  • 9. K. Burda, K. Strzałka, J. Stanek, Hyp. Int., 77, 83, 1993
  • 10. K. Burda, J. Lekki, J. Cieslak, J. Kruk, M. Lekka, S. Dubiel, J. Stanek, Z. Stachura, Appl. Organometal. Chem., 16, 148, 2002
  • 11. M. Lekka, P. Laidler, D. Gil, J. Lekki, Z. Stachura, A. Hrynkiewicz, Eur. Biophys. J., 28, 312, 1999
  • 12. D.A. Berthold, G.T. Babcock, C.F. Yocum, FEBS Lett., 134, 231, 1981
  • 13. K. Burda, K. Strzałka, G.H. Schmid, Z. Naturforsch. C, 50, 220, 1995
  • 14. G.H. Schmid, P. Thibault, Z. Naturforsch. C, 34, 414, 1979
  • 15. N.N. Greenwood, T.C. Gibb, Mοssbauer Spectroscopy, Chapman and Hall, London 1971
  • 16. K. Burda, A. Hrynkiewicz, H. Koloczek, J. Stanek, K. Strzałka, Biochim. Biophys. Acta., 1244, 345, 1995
  • 17. H. Frauenfelder, G.A. Petsko, T. Tsernoglou, Nature, 280, 558, 1979
  • 18. E.R. Bauminger, I. Nowik, The Dynamics of Nuclei Studied by Mοssbauer Spectroscopy, in: Mοssbauer Spectroscopy, Eds. D.P. Dickson, F.S. Berry, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1986, p. 219
  • 19. H. Keller, P.G. Debrunner, Phys. Rev. Lett., 45, 68, 1980
  • 20. K. Burda, A. Hrynkiewicz, H. Koloczek, J. Stanek, K. Strzałka, Hyp. Int., 91, 891, 1994
  • 21. J.S. Thayer, J. Organometal. Chem., 76, 265, 1974
  • 22. K.M. Attar, Appl. Organometal. Chem., 10, 317, 1996
  • 23. B.M. Elliot, W.N. Aldrige, J.W. Bridges, Biochem. J., 177, 461, 1979
  • 24. K.R. Siebenlist, F. Taketa, , 233, 471, 1986
  • 25. G.T. Babcock, The Photosynthetic Oxygen-Evolving Process, in: New Comprehensive Biochemistry, Photosynthesis, Ed. J. Amesz, Elsevier, Amsterdam 1987, p. 125
  • 26. D.F. Ghanotakis, J.N. Topper, G.T. Babcock, C.F. Yocum, FEBS Lett., 170, 169, 1984
  • 27. D.F. Ghanotakis, G.T. Babcock, C.F. Yocum, Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 809, 173, 1985
  • 28. K. Burda, J. Kruk, K. Strzałka, G.H. Schmid, in: PS2001 Proc. 12th Intern. Congress on Photosynthesis, Eds. K. Ahrling, R. Peace, CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood (Australia) 2001, S10-008
Document Type
Publication order reference
YADDA identifier
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.