Aaron Swallow

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Pulse radiolysis of aqueous solutions containing adriamycin and redox indicators of known one-electron reduction potential (E1) shows that its E1 at pH 7 is -328 mV (vs NHE). The variation E1 with pH in the range 6-12 shows that the net charge on the semiquinone at pH 7 is zero. As well as the pKa values of 2.9 and greater than or equal to 14 established(More)
The rates of reaction of the semiquinone radicals of adriamycin and mitomycin C with oxygen and several iron (III) complexes have been determined. These rates have been used to explain enhanced free radical damage produced by semiquinone radicals in a model system and to assess the feasibility of these types of reactions occurring in hypoxic cells.
Oxidation and reduction of cis- and trans-dichlorodiammine platinum II (cis- and trans-PDD), cis-dichlorobis(1-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2-methyl-5-nitroimidazole-N3)-p latinum II (cis-Flap), and cis-dichlorobis(isopropylamine)-trans-dihydroxyplatinum IV (Chip) have been studied using pulse radiolysis. Spectra corresponding to platinum in various oxidation states(More)
Cascading transfers of free radical centres, involving sulphur and aromatic protein functions, have been studied in further detail. The disulphide radical anion appears to be an important terminus of both oxidative and reductive radical transfer. In deaerated solutions of cysteine (20 mmol dm-3) the yield of Cys2/SS.- closely resembles the yield of all(More)
1. The superoxide anion radical (O2-) reacts with ferricytochrome c to form ferrocytochrome c. No intermediate complexes are observable. No reaction could be detected between O2- and ferrocytochrome c. 2. At 20 degrees C the rate constant for the reaction at pH 4.7 to 6.7 is 1.4-10(6) M-1. S -1 and as the pH increases above 6.7 the rate constant steadily(More)