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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.
If present in the center of a helix, they may compete for hydrogen-bond formation with the ends of the dipoles within the helix. Thus it is possible that these residues, when present in the centers of helices, may cause transient interruption of the regularity of a helix structure during the functioning of a protein. What can be said of interactions between ends of adjacent helices and between helix ends and fi sheets? Chains of nearly linear hydrogen bonds with standard dimensions can often be formed between these chain ends by using side-chain groups or bridging water molecules (63).
Harruff and Jenkins have suggested that this isolation of the active site from the external medium may be characteristic of enzymes involved in multistep reactions (47). Kretsinger and Nockolds have noted that within the interior of proteins there is generally a deficit of protons with respect to the number of nucleophilic or electron-donor groups able to accept those protons to form hydrogen bonds (48). Thus the shuttling of protons between different forms of the ES complex may be a visible indication of what normally transpires in the interior of proteins when nearby nucleophilic groups compete for available protons.