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Excitation transport in synthetic zinc chlorophyllide substituted hemoglobin has been observed by pico -second time-resolved fluorescence depolarization experiments. In this hybrid molecular system, two zinc chlorophyllide molecules are substituted into the beta-chains of hemoglobin, while deoxy hemes remain in the alpha-chains. The rate of excitation(More)
The analysis of the factors that control the helical folding of Aib-rich peptides is extended to include sensitivity to sequence patterns, and in particular the presence of contiguous non-Aib alpha-mono-alkylated residues. The distinct hydrogen-bonding network of the 3(10)-helix, as contrasted with that of the competing alpha-helical structure, is(More)
The fragmentation properties of singly and doubly lithiated polytetrahydrofuran (PTHF) were studied using energy-dependent collision-induced dissociation. The product ion spectrum of [PTHF + Li](+) showed the formation of three different series corresponding to product ions with hydroxyl, aldehyde and vinyl end-groups. Interestingly, besides these series,(More)
One of the crucial issues in biological electron transfer is the determination of the role of spatially intermediate amino acid residues in controlling or directing the electronic tunneling interaction between redox sites. A quantum path integral Monte Carlo method is developed for the analysis of electronic tunneling pathways in a highly structured(More)
The collision energy or collision voltage necessary to obtain 50% fragmentation (characteristic collision energy/voltage, CCE or CCV) has been systematically determined for different types of molecules [poly(ethylene glycols) (PEG), poly(tetrahydrofuran) (PTHF), and peptides] over a wide mass (degrees of freedom) range. In the case of lithium-cationized(More)
Three chlorophyllide-substituted human hemoglobin (Hb) complexes have been prepared: the tetrameric complex in which zinc pyrochlorophyllide alpha (ZnPChl alpha) is substituted for all four hemes and the two complementary hybrids in which ZnPChl alpha is substituted for heme in either the alpha- or beta-chains, while heme remains in the other chains. In(More)
The orientations of the transition dipole moments in chlorophyll (Chl) are among the most useful spectroscopic properties for determining macromolecular architecture in photosynthetic complexes; however, the relationships between these orientations and the Chl molecular geometry are unknown. In order to solve this problem, we have prepared single crystals(More)
The very strong helical propensity of peptides rich in alpha-aminoisobutyric acid (Aib) has enabled the design of a set of helices containing as guest amino acids one fluorescent chromophore, beta-(1'-naphthyl)-L-alanine, and one heavy atom perturber, p-bromo-L-phenylalanine. The fluorescence of the chromophoric residue was monitored in this set to explore(More)
Energy-dependent collision-induced dissociation (CID) of the dimers [2 M + Cat](+) of the noscapine and hydrastine stereoisomers was studied where Cat stands for Li(+), Na(+), K(+) and Cs(+) ions. These dimers were generated 'in situ' from the electrosprayed solution. The survival yield (SY) method was used for distinguishing the noscapine and hydrastine(More)
We examined the effect of total parathyroidectomy (PTX) on renal anemia in 20 dialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism. We obtained the following results. (1) Before PTX, 13 of these patients were not treated with erythropoietin (EPO) while the remaining 7 patients received EPO therapy. (2) In 8 out of 13 cases without recombinant human EPO(More)