Cardiac and skeletal myosin subfragments 1 cleaved into three fragments were modified by 1-cyclohexyl-3-(2-morpholinoethyl)carbodiimide metho-p-toluene-sulfonate in the presence of the nucleophile nitrotyrosine ethyl ester. The effects observed (first-order kinetics of ATPase inactivation, incorporation of 1 mol of nitrotyrosine/mol of subfragment 1) were similar to those previously observed for the nondigested subfragments 1 [Lacombe, G., Van Thiem, N., & Swynghedauw, B. (1981) Biochemistry 20, 3648-3653; Körner, M., Van Thiem, N., Lacombe, G., & Swynghedauw, B. (1982) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 105, 1198-1207]. For both native and digested subfragments 1, which were inactivated to the extent of about 70%, the location of the label nitrotyrosine was performed by immunological blotting with 125I-labeled anti-nitrotyrosine immunoglobulins. It was found that the modified residue was essentially located on the heavy chain for the native subfragments 1 and on the 50K peptide for the digested subfragments 1.