An Artificial Hemoprotein with Inducible Peroxidase‐ and Monooxygenase‐Like Activities
A novel inducible artificial metalloenzyme obtained by covalent attachment of a manganese(III)-tetraphenylporphyrin (MnTPP) to the artificial bidomain repeat protein, (A3A3′)Y26C, is reported. The protein is part of the αRep family. The biohybrid was fully characterized by MALDI-ToF mass spectrometry, circular dichroism and UV/Vis spectroscopies. The peroxidase and monooxygenase activities were evaluated on the original and modified scaffolds including those that have a) an additional imidazole, b) a specific αRep bA3-2 that is known to induce the opening of the (A3A3′) interdomain region and c) a derivative of the αRep bA3-2 inducer extended with a His6-Tag (His6-bA3-2). Catalytic profiles are highly dependent on the presence of co-catalysts with the best activity obtained with His6-bA3-2. The entire mechanism was rationalized by an integrative molecular modeling study that includes protein–ligand docking and large-scale molecular dynamics. This constitutes the first example of an entirely artificial metalloenzyme with inducible peroxidase and monooxygenase activities, reminiscent of allosteric regulation of natural enzymatic pathways.