Elena Boldyreva

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Appendix 4 Table 1: Amount of substances used in the experiment to grow crystals of pure copper Substance Amount, grams Copper Sulfate 50 Sodium Chloride 150 Iron (e.g. steel pins) 17 Layers are prepared as shown in Fig. 1, flooded with saturated solution of sodium chloride (white salt from the shop) as a final step. System is stored till formation of(More)
Glycine is used to treat various health problems and is efficient in the treatment of the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Since glycine exists as a few polymorphs, the aim of this work is to compare the effects of the alpha- and gamma-forms of glycine on the behavior of the genetic catalepsy (GC) strain of rats. Both polymorphs of glycine have been(More)
Isosymmetric phase transition / Polymorphism / Density functional theory / Generalized gradient approximation / Powder diffraction structure analysis / X-ray diffraction / Sodium oxalate Abstract. Effect of hydrostatic pressures up to 8 GPa on the crystals of Na 2 C 2 O 4 (sp. gr. P2 1 /c) was studied in situ in the diamond anvil cells a) in neon, b) in(More)
There are many methods that can be used to incorporate concepts of crystallography into the learning experiences of students, whether they are in elementary school, at university or part of the public at large. It is not always critical that those who teach crystallography have immediate access to diffraction equipment to be able to introduce the concepts(More)
The Faraday Discussion Mechanochemistry: From Functional Solids to Single Molecules which took place 21-23 May 2014 in Montreal, Canada, brought together a diversity of academic and industrial researchers, experimentalists and theoreticians, students, as well as experienced researchers, to discuss the changing face of mechanochemistry, an area with a long(More)
In the last few decades, supramolecular chemistry has been at the forefront of chemical research, with the aim of understanding chemistry beyond the covalent bond. Since the long-range periodicity in crystals is a product of the directionally specific short-range intermolecular interactions that are responsible for molecular assembly, analysis of(More)
6 Glycine is the simplest amino acid produced by the body during metabolism. Glycine is classified with biotics—substances that, when administered into the body exogenously even in small amounts, can enter the biochemical structures and systems and not only participate in physiological processes but also normall ize them [1]. Glycine is widely used because(More)
The identification of the mechanisms of adaptation of protein structures to extreme environmental conditions is a challenging task of structural biology. We performed molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of the Nip7 protein involved in RNA processing from the shallow-water (P. furiosus) and the deep-water (P. abyssi) marine hyperthermophylic archaea at(More)
Experiments in vitro on hippocampal slices of mouse have shown that solutions prepared from polymorphic modifications α- and γ-glycine have different effect on the aberrant activity of neurons. In the presence of α-glycine the excitability of these neurons decreased more slowly, prolonging its modulating effect on NMDA type glutamate receptors. This effect(More)