Erik C. Wasinger

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Lead(II)-Binding Protein PbrR691 Peng R. Chen,† Erik C. Wasinger,‡ Jing Zhao,† Daniel van der Lelie,§ Lin X. Chen,*,‡ and Chuan He*,† Department of Chemistry, The UniVersity of Chicago, 5735 South Ellis AVenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637, Chemistry DiVision, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass AVenue, Argonne, Illinois 60439, Biology Department,(More)
A MerR family metalloregulatory protein CupR selectively responds to gold stress in Ralstonia metallidurans. A distorted trigonal geometry appears to be used by CupR to achieve the highly sensitive (K(d) approximately 10(-35) M) and selective recognition of gold(I).
The cytochrome P450 enzyme CYP119, its compound II derivative, and its nitrosyl complex were studied by iron K-edge x-ray absorption spectroscopy. The compound II derivative was prepared by reaction of the resting enzyme with peroxynitrite and had a lifetime of approximately 10 s at 23 degrees C. The CYP119 nitrosyl complex was prepared by reaction of the(More)
The extradiol dioxygenase, 2,3-dihydroxybiphenyl 1,2-dioxygenase (DHBD, EC, has been studied using magnetic circular dichroism (MCD), variable-temperature variable-field (VTVH) MCD, X-ray absorption (XAS) pre-edge, and extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectroscopies, which are analogous to methods used in earlier studies on the(More)
Phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) is a tetrahydrobiopterin-dependent, nonheme iron enzyme that catalyzes the hydroxylation of L-Phe to L-Tyr in the rate-limiting step of phenylalanine catabolism. This reaction is tightly coupled in the wild-type enzyme to oxidation of the tetrahydropterin cofactor. Dysfunction of PAH activity in humans leads to the disease(More)
Bleomycin is an antibiotic used in cancer chemotherapy for its ability to achieve both single- and double-strand cleavage of DNA through abstraction of the deoxyribose C4'-H. Magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) and X-ray absorption (XAS) spectroscopies have been used to study the interaction of the biologically relevant FeIIBLM complex with DNA. Calf thymus(More)
Distinct spectral features at the Fe L-edge of the two compounds K3[Fe(CN)6] and K4[Fe(CN)6] have been identified and characterized as arising from contributions of the ligand pi orbitals due to metal-to-ligand back-bonding. In addition, the L-edge energy shifts and total intensities allow changes in the ligand field and effective nuclear charge to be(More)