Mass mapping sites of nitration in tyrosine hydroxylase: Random vs selective nitration of three tyrosine residues

Chad R. Borges, Donald M. Kuhn, J. Throck Watson

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Abstract

Previous work has shown that tyrosine residues Y423, Y428, and Y432 are potential targets for nitration when tyrosine hydroxylase is exposed to peroxynitrite. For any given protein molecule, up to three nitration events involving these residues may occur. In an effort to determine whether this nitration is directed toward a particular tyrosine residue or randomly distributed among all three tyrosine residues, the goal of this study was to determine whether a singly nitrated molecule was always nitrated at a particular tyrosine residue or whether the initial nitration event was randomly distributed among all three tyrosine residues. Isolation of the singly nitrated peptide V410-E436, followed by subsequent cleavage at D425 and analysis of the resulting peptide fragments by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry and LC/MS/MS revealed that the first nitration event was randomly distributed among Y423, Y428, and Y432.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)536-540
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Research in Toxicology
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology

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