Bruno J C Vieira

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The interaction between horse heart cytochrome c and Chromatium vinosum flavocytochrome c-552 was studied using the water-soluble reagent 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)carbodiimide (EDC). Treatment of flavocytochrome c-552 with EDC was found to inhibit the sulfide: cytochrome c reductase activity of the enzyme. SDS gel electrophoresis studies revealed(More)
Chemical modification studies have been conducted on spinach ferredoxin to determine the nature of the groups on ferredoxin involved in its interaction with its reaction partners. Modification of a limited number (three or four) carboxyl groups or of the single histidine residue resulted in a decreased ability of ferredoxin to participate in NADP(More)
In order to define the interaction domain on Rhodobacter sphaeroides cytochrome c2 for the photosynthetic reaction center, positively charged lysine amino groups on cytochrome c2 were modified to form negatively charged (carboxydinitrophenyl)- (CDNP-) lysines. The reaction mixture was separated into several different fractions by ion-exchange chromatography(More)
Ferredoxin which had been modified with glycine ethylester in the presence of a water-soluble carbodiimide to the extent of one carboxyl-group modified per ferredoxin was subjected to peptide mapping in an attempt to locate the site(s) of modification. The peptide mapping was done by HPLC and analysis of the resulting chromatogram allowed assignment of(More)
We report the synthesis of the iron(III) complex of the hexadentate Schiff base ligand nsal2trien obtained from the condensation of triethylenetetramine and 2 equiv. of 2-hydroxy-1-naphthaldehyde. The study of the salt [Fe(nsal2trien)]SCN (1) by magnetic susceptibility measurements and Mössbauer spectroscopy reveals a rather unique behavior that displays(More)
To evaluate the effects of the ambient climatic conditions in lichen vitality along some well oriented transect in different altitudes, lichen transplants of Parmotrema bangii were exposed approximately every 250 m starting from 50 to 1500 m during a 1-year period in 3 transects along Pico mountain at Azores; electric conductivity of leachates, elemental(More)
The Fe(III) complexes Fe(5-Br-qsal)2Ni(dmit)2·solv with solv = CH2Cl2 (1) and (CH3)2CO (2) were synthesized, and their structural and magnetic properties were studied. While magnetization and Mössbauer spectroscopy data of 1 showed a gradual spin transition, compound 2 evidenced an abrupt transition with a thermal hysteresis of 13 K close to room(More)
Treatment of spinach ferredoxin with glycine ethyl ester in the presence of a water soluble carbodiimide resulted in the modification of 3-4 carboxyl groups and decreased the ability of ferredoxin to participate in NADP photoreduction by chloroplast membranes by about 80%. The ability of the modified ferredoxin to receive electrons from the reducing side of(More)
Spinach ferredoxin contains a single ferredoxin which can be chemically modified with diethylpyrocarbonate. By varying the concentration of diethylpyrocarbonate modified ferredoxins could be prepared which had only one or both of the imidazole nitrogens of the histidine modified. A small amount of tyrosine was also modified. Ferredoxin with only one of the(More)