Andrzej A. Jarzecki

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The new Ru(II) chloroquine complexes [Ru(eta(6)-arene)(CQ)Cl2] (CQ = chloroquine; arene = p-cymene 1, benzene 2), [Ru(eta(6)-p-cymene)(CQ)(H2O)2][BF4]2 (3), [Ru(eta(6)-p-cymene)(CQ)(en)][PF6]2 (en = ethylenediamine) (4), and [Ru(eta(6)-p-cymene)(eta(6)-CQDP)][BF4]2 (5, CQDP = chloroquine diphosphate) have been synthesized and characterized by use of a(More)
A series of tri- and bimetallic titanium-gold, titanium-palladium, and titanium-platinum derivatives of the general formulas [Ti{η(5)-C(5)H(4)(CH(2))(n)PPh(2)(AuCl)}(2)]·2THF [n = 0 (1); n = 2 (2); n = 3 (3)] and [TiCl(2){η(5)-C(5)H(4)κ-(CH(2))(n)PPh(2)}(2)(MCl(2))]·2THF [M = Pd, n = 0 (4); n = 2 (5); n = 3 (6) ; M = Pt, n = 0 (7); n = 2 (8); n = 3 (9)](More)
Combining quantum and molecular mechanics (QM/MM) methods and protein structure prediction algorithms, helix and loop movements are computed along the pathway of CO dissociation from myoglobin (Mb). The results are compared with high-resolution crystallographic data using sequence-displacement graphs. These graphs provide an unbiased method for evaluating(More)
Although siderophores are generally viewed as biological iron uptake agents, recent evidence has shown that they may play significant roles in the biogeochemical cycling and biological uptake of other metals. One such siderophore that is produced by A. vinelandii is the triscatecholate protochelin. In this study, we probe the solution chemistry of(More)
Control of O2 versus CO binding in myoglobin (Mb) is tuned by a distal histidine residue through steric and H-bonding interactions. These interactions have been evaluated via Car-Parrinello DFT calculations, whose efficiency allows full quantum mechanical treatment of the 13 closest residues surrounding the heme. The small (8 degrees ) deviation of the(More)
A mechanism accounting for the robust catalase activity in catalase-peroxidases (KatG) presents a new challenge in heme protein enzymology. In Mycobacterium tuberculosis, KatG is the sole catalase and is also responsible for peroxidative activation of isoniazid, an anti-tuberculosis pro-drug. Here, optical stopped-flow spectrophotometry, rapid freeze-quench(More)
The basis of the respective regiospecificities of intradiol and extradiol dioxygenase is poorly understood and may be linked to the protonation state of the bidentate-bound catechol in the enzyme/substrate complex. Previous ultraviolet resonance Raman (UVRR) and UV-visible (UV-vis) difference spectroscopic studies demonstrated that, in extradiol(More)
Heme proteins are uniquely adapted to bind the important diatomic molecules O(2), NO and CO. An increasing number of heme proteins are being discovered that sense these molecules and thereby regulate a variety of biochemical responses. The interactions of diatomic molecules with heme, and with the surrounding protein, are therefore of great interest. Recent(More)
Catalase activity of the dual-function heme enzyme catalase-peroxidase (KatG) depends on several structural elements, including a unique adduct formed from covalently linked side chains of three conserved amino acids (Met-255, Tyr-229, and Trp-107, Mycobacterium tuberculosis KatG numbering) (MYW). Mutagenesis, electron paramagnetic resonance, and optical(More)
Density functional theory has been applied to a series of unsubstituted planar metalloporphyrins (MPs) to elucidate how geometry and frequencies correlate with the metal-nitrogen distance, referred to as the core size. Different transition metals can invoke expansion or contraction of the porphyrin core due to electronic effects resulting from the amount of(More)