Brandon A. Jackson

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Maintaining the integrity of the genome is critical for the survival of any organism. To achieve this, many families of enzymatic repair systems which recognize and repair DNA damage have evolved. Perhaps most intriguing about the workings of these repair systems is the actual damage recognition process. What are the chemical characteristics which are(More)
[Rh(bpy)2(chrysi)]3+ is a novel, sterically bulky DNA intercalator that has been designed to bind specifically in the destabilized regions near DNA base mismatches and, upon photoactivation, to cleave the DNA backbone. Here the molecule is shown to be both a general and remarkably specific mismatch recognition agent. Specific DNA cleavage is observed at(More)
5,6-chrysenequinone diimine (chrysi) complexes of rhodium(III) have been shown to be versatile and specific recognition agents for mismatched base pairs in DNA. The design of these compounds was based on the hypothesis that the sterically expansive chrysi ligand, which should be too wide to readily intercalate into B-DNA, would bind preferentially in the(More)
Glomerular filtration rate (GFR), urine flow (UV), renal tubular transport maximum for glucose (TMG), and single nephron glomerular filtration rate (SNGFR), determined in anesthetized norepinephrine-infused trout (Salmo gairdneri), were 18.51 +/- 5.78 microliter x min-1 x kg body wt-1, 5.31 +/- 1.38 microliter x min-1 x kg body wt-1, 105.21 +/- 46.84(More)
In this unit, transition metal complexes are used as photochemical probes for the structure of RNA and DNA. The transition metal ion provides a rigid substitutionally inert framework and an octahedral geometry for ligand coordination. The complexes can be constructed to define shapes, symmetries, and functionalities that complement those of the nucleic acid(More)
The angular distribution of the electrospray emission plume was measured for EMIM-NTf2 based ionic liquid ferrofluid. Measurements were obtained using a tungsten collector plate which was rotated over a single ferrofluid emission source through the use of a stepper motor. Current density vs. angle was recorded for two different magnetic fields while(More)
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