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The light beam passes through the crystal along the b axis of the crystallographic unit cell: (upper curve) plane of polarization of the light parallel to the c axis; (lower curve) plane of polarization of the light parallel to the a axis. The spectra have been resolved with lognormal curves. Two narrow curves have been used to approximate the shape of the 493-nm band and shoulder of the quinonoid intermediate. From Metzler et al. (40). give the ketimine log, which is expected to absorb at about 340 nm.
Yet the absorption spectra give visible proof of the existence of equilibria among a variety of different chemical intermediates. These equilibria may be described as tautomerization reactions or as combinations of tautomerization plus other pH-independent processes. Thus with the ES complex there may be an initial “Michaelis complex” of the dipolar ionic substrate with the 362-nm form of the enzyme (lOa, Scheme 1). Its absorption band would probably remain at 362 nm. In addition, there is presumably a form in which a proton has been transferred from the amino group of the substrate to the imine group of the Schiff base, to give lob, a form with a 430-nm absorption band.
The three lines (-, ----, - - - -) trace the hydrogen-bonded chains of the helices as in Figure 4. Charges have been added to indicate polarities. One-letter abbreviations have been used for the amino acids. Based on a diagram of Lardner et al. (64). side-chain amide of Asn 44 in the @ sheet through the substrate and into the C-terminus of the long a helix present in the molecule (67). An examination of the structures of proteins containing bound coenzymes or prosthestic groups reveals that in almost every instance there is at least one carbonyl or NH of a peptide group bound to the TAUTOMERISM IN ENZYMATIC CATALYSIS 29 coenzyme.