Konstantinos D Papavasileiou

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The C-terminal blocked tetrapeptides SHHK- and SAHK-, which represent the fragments produced from the hydrolysis of the hexapeptides' -TASHHK-, -TESHHK-, and -TESAHK- complexes with Ni(II), were synthesized and their interactions with Ni(II) ions were studied potentiometrically and spectroscopically. Both tetrapeptides interact strongly with Ni(II) ions(More)
Human serum albumin (HSA) is the most abundant blood plasma protein, which transports fatty acids, hormones, and drugs. We consider nanoparticle-HSA interactions by investigating the binding of HSA with three fullerene analogs. Long MD simulations, quantum mechanical (fragment molecular orbital, energy decomposition analysis, atoms-in-molecules), and free(More)
We investigate the binding mechanism in renin complexes, involving three drugs (remikiren, zankiren and enalkiren) and one lead compound, which was selected after screening the ZINC database. For this purpose, we used ab initio methods (the effective fragment potential, the variational perturbation theory, the energy decomposition analysis, the(More)
How many solvent molecules and in what way do they interact directly with biomolecules? This is one of the most challenging questions regarding a deep understanding of biomolecular functionalism and solvation. We herein present a novel NMR spectroscopic study, achieving for the first time the quantification of the directly interacting water molecules with(More)
A highly ordered two-dimensional hybrid magnetic nanocomposite has been prepared by synthesizing and intercalating a new cationic aluminum-hydroxy ferric ferrocyanide compound into a cation-adsorbing nanoclay (montmorillonite). Chemical and structural properties were investigated by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, thermogravimetric and(More)
DNA is the building block of life, as it carries the biological information controlling development, function and reproduction of all organisms. However, its central role in storing and transferring genetic information can be severely hindered by molecules with structure altering abilities. Fullerenes are nanoparticles that find a broad spectrum of uses,(More)
A highly ordered two-dimensional hybrid magnetic nanocomposite has been prepared by synthesizing and intercalating a new cationic aluminum-hydroxy ferric ferrocyanide compound into a cation-adsorbing nanoclay (montmorillonite). Chemical and structural properties were investigated by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, thermogravimetric and(More)
The present study employs a complete theoretical investigation, at the B3LYP/cc-pVTZ level of theory, of the interactions between the tyrosyl radical and nitric oxide, exploring in detail the nitrotyrosine formation radical mechanism. Tyrosyl radicals play an essential role in catalytic reactions of numerous enzymes and biological systems have regulated(More)
In this study, we demonstrate the ability of polarization-difference Raman spectroscopy (PDRS) to detect dissolved free water molecules in a n-octacosane (n-C28H58) liquid-rich phase, and thus to determine its solubility, at temperatures and pressures relevant to the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. Our results for the pure alkane reveal thermal decomposition(More)