Iron(iii)- and cobalt(iii)-9,10,19,20-tetraphenylporphycenes, which possess bulky phenyl groups at the four meso positions of porphycene, were successfully incorporated into the haem acquisition protein HasA secreted by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Crystal structure analysis revealed that loops surrounding the haem-binding site are highly flexible, remodelling themselves to accommodate bulky metal complexes with significantly different structures from the native haem cofactor.
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