Arnfinn Hykkerud Steindal

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Dalton is a powerful general-purpose program system for the study of molecular electronic structure at the Hartree-Fock, Kohn-Sham, multiconfigurational self-consistent-field, Møller-Plesset, configuration-interaction, and coupled-cluster levels of theory. Apart from the total energy, a wide variety of molecular properties may be calculated using these(More)
The main form of folate in human plasma is 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5MTHF). The observation that folate in human serum is photosensitive supports the hypothesis that humans developed dark skin in high ultraviolet fluences areas in order to protect folate in the blood from UV radiation. However, folates alone are quite photostable. Therefore, in this study,(More)
A theoretical study of the one-photon absorption of five fluorescent proteins (FPs) is presented. The absorption properties are calculated using a polarizable embedding approach combined with density functional theory (PE-DFT) on the wild-type green fluorescent protein (wtGFP) and several of its mutants (BFP, eGFP, YFP and eCFP). The observed trends in(More)
We present a detailed study of the protein environmental effects on the one- and two-photon absorption (1PA and 2PA, respectively) properties of the S0-S1 transition in the DsRed protein using the polarizable embedding density functional theory formalism. We find that steric factors and chromophore-protein interactions act in concert to enhance the 2PA(More)
We present the theory and implementation of an open-ended framework for electric response properties at the level of Hartree-Fock and Kohn-Sham density functional theory that includes effects from the molecular environment modeled by the polarizable embedding (PE) model. With this new state-of-the-art multiscale functionality, electric response properties(More)
5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5MTHF) absorbs UV radiation and has an absorption coefficient of 24250+/-1170 M(-1) cm(-1) at 290 nm. It has a weak fluorescence emission in the wavelength region around 360 nm. Our data demonstrated induction of 5-methyldihydrofolate by exposure to UVB and, after continues irradiation, p-aminobenzoyl-L-glutamic acid was found. The(More)
5-Methyltetrahydrofolate (5MTHF) is the main form of folate in human plasma, and an important vitamin for human health. Photodegradation of folates may have played a role in the development of different human skin colours. 5MTHF can be degraded directly by exposure to ultraviolet radiation or by exposure to visible light in the presence of endogenous(More)
Recently, we have documented that the season of diagnosis affects the prognosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma, colon-, breast- and prostate-cancer patients in Norway. The relative risk of death was lower for the patients diagnosed during summer and autumn when compared with the winter diagnosis. We here hypothesise that UV (ultraviolet) induced degradation of(More)
A general density functional theory/molecular mechanics approach for computation of electronic g-tensors of solvated molecules is presented. We apply the theory to the commonly studied di-tert-butyl nitroxide molecule, the simplest model compound for nitroxide spin labels, and explore the role of an aqueous environment and of various approximations for its(More)
Skin color has changed during human evolution. These changes may result from adaptations to solar ultraviolet radiation (protection of sweat glands, sunburn, skin cancer, vitamin D deficiency, defence against microorganisms, etc.), and/or sexual selection. Migration to areas with high levels of UV is associated with skin darkening, while migration to areas(More)