Alpha-Hemoglobin Stabilizing Protein (aHSP)

A-HSP; ERAF; EDRF; Erythroid Associated Factor; Erythroid differentiation-related factor

Alpha-Hemoglobin Stabilizing Protein (aHSP)

High pressure induces an irreversible aggregation of the ferrous deoxy α-chains, whereas the AHSP/α-Hb complex shows reversible hexacoordination of the α-Hb without protein aggregation. Upon pressure release, the relaxation kinetics of the transition from the hexacoordinated to pentacoordinated form of α-Hb in the presence of AHSP exhibit a biphasic shape. High pressure did not induce dissociation of α-Hb from its chaperone, as evidenced by the ligand binding kinetics that show a unique rate for the AHSP/α-Hb complex. For both free α-Hb and the AHSP/α-Hb complex, the bimolecular rate constant of CO binding (kCOon) versus pressure exhibits a bell shape, attributed to the transition of the rate-determining step from the chemical barrier to the migration of CO within the protein matrix.

Organism species: Homo sapiens (Human)

Organism species: Mus musculus (Mouse)

Organism species: Rattus norvegicus (Rat)