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Organophosphorus compounds are toxic chemicals that are applied worldwide as household pesticides and for crop protection, and they are stockpiled for chemical warfare. As a result, they are routinely detected in air and water. Methods and routes of biodegradation of these compounds are being sought. We report that under aerobic, photosynthetic conditions,(More)
The conformation of red bean globulin dispersions (approximately 10% in D2O or deuterated phosphate buffer pD 7.4) under the influence of pH, chaotropic salts, protein structure perturbants, and heating conditions was studied by Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The FTIR spectrum of red bean globulin showed major bands from 1682 to 1637 cm(-1)(More)
The conformation of oat globulin dispersions (10% in D2O) under the influence of pH, chaotropic salts, protein structure perturbants, and heating conditions was studied by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The FTIR spectrum of oat globulin showed major bands from 1670 to 1634 cm(-1), corresponding to the four major types of secondary(More)
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) were used to monitor changes in the secondary structure and thermal stability of beta-lactoglobulin A and B in the presence of sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS), N-ethylmaleimide (NEM), urea and cysteine. An increase in the thermal stabilities of both proteins was noted(More)
The conformation of rice globulin (10%, w/v, in deuterated phosphate buffer, pD 7.4) under the influence of pH, chaotropic salts, several protein structure perturbants and heat treatments was studied by Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. Rice globulin exhibited seven major bands in the region of 1700-1600 cm-1 and the spectrum suggests high(More)
Time-resolved infrared absorption spectra of the C[triple bond]N bands of photoexcited TMABN and DMABN have been measured in non-polar hexane, polar aprotic THF and polar protic butanol with high temporal and spectral resolution (<0.5 ps and 5 cm(-1), respectively). In butanol, the intramolecular charge transfer (ICT) state C[triple bond]N infrared(More)
Analysis of Raman spectra of oat globulin showed that extreme pH values caused an increase in the amide and C-H stretching band intensity, indicating changes in the secondary structures of the protein due to denaturation. Similar changes were observed when oat globulin was treated with chaotropic salts and several protein perturbants. Sodium dodecyl(More)