John L. Zimmermann

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NaCl/EGTA-washing of photosystem II (PS-II) results in the removal of Ca2+ and the inhibition of oxygen evolution. Two new EPR signals were observed in such samples: a stable and modified S2 multiline signal and an S3 signal [(1989) Biochemistry 28, 8984-8989]. Here, we report what factors are responsible for the modifications of the S2 signal and the(More)
Lead optimization requires toxicity screening strategies to select a compound with a high likelihood of successful development. As numerous compounds need to be screened and resources to direct toward any single compound are limited, short turnaround times to generate and interpret data are needed. Utilization of in vivo toxicity screens is necessary for an(More)
Interaction between microperoxidase-8 (MP8), a water-soluble hemeprotein model, and a wide range of N-aryl and N-alkyl N'-hydroxyguanidines and related compounds has been investigated using UV-visible, EPR, and resonance Raman spectroscopies. All the N-hydroxyguanidines studied bind to the ferric form of MP8 with formation of stable low-spin iron(III)(More)
Photosystem II enriched membranes were depleted of Ca2+ and the 17- and 23-kDa polypeptides by treatment with NaCl and EGTA. The 17- and 23-kDa polypeptides were then reconstituted. This preparation was incapable of O2 evolution until Ca2+ was added. An EPR study revealed the presence of two new EPR signals. One of these is a modified S2 multiline signal(More)
The amplitude of the g = 2 Mn 'multiline' EPR signal of the S2 state of the photosynthetic oxygen-evolving complex varies inversely with temperature, indicating that this signal arises from a ground spin state. Electron spin echo experiments at temperatures of 4.2 K and 1.4 K show such Curie-law behavior of the g = 2 multiline EPR signal, as do(More)
The 4 K 245-GHz/8.7-T electron paramagnetic resonance spectrum of the stable tyrosyl radical in photosystem II, known as TyrD., has been measured. Illumination at 200 K enhances the signal intensity of TyrD. by a factor of > 40 compared to the signal obtained from dark-adapted samples. This signal enhancement and the unusual line shape of the TyrD.(More)
The environment of the multi-manganese center in the O2-evolving complex (OEC) of plant photosystem II (PS II) under conditions of Ca2+ depletion has been probed using pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy, and the following results are reported: (1) In Ca(2+)-depleted PS II membranes treated with the chelator(More)
Cardiac troponin I is a useful biomarker of myocardial injury, but its use in mice and application to early drug discovery are not well described. The authors investigated the relationship between cTnI concentration in serum and histologic lesions in heart tissue from mice treated with isoproterenol (ISO). Cardiac TnI concentrations in serum increased in a(More)
Anemia was induced in weanling Sprague Dawley rats either by feeding an iron-deficient diet or by chronic phlebotomy. The erythroid regenerative response was then evaluated before and after a hemolytic event, and results were compared with those of a third group of control nonphlebotomized rats fed an iron-replete diet. Diet and phlebotomy groups developed(More)