MariaLuisa Ruiz

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Cyclic nucleotide-gated channels contain four subunits, each with a binding site for cGMP or cAMP in the cytoplasmic COOH-terminal domain. Previous studies of the kinetic mechanism of activation have been hampered by the complication that ligands are continuously binding and unbinding at each of these sites. Thus, even at the single channel level, it has(More)
Several cinoxacin (HCx) complexes with divalent metal ions have been prepared and characterized by spectroscopic techniques. The crystal structure of [Cd2(Cx)4(H2O)2].10H2O has been determined by X-ray diffraction. The complex is triclinic, space group P1 with unit-cell dimensions: a = 10.412(2), b = 11.119(2), c = 13.143(6)A, chi== 76.78(4) degrees, beta =(More)
The advent of the patch-clamp technique 25 years ago revolutionized the study of ion channels. This method also made it possible to measure the kinetic behavior of single protein molecules. The low-noise recordings of ionic currents through single channels, coupled with other cutting-edge technologies, have revealed a rich complexity of functional states(More)
We enforce chiral Ward identities on the vertices of the linear σ model to take into account the width of the scalar σ, considered as a true physical resonance. We consider pion scattering at very low energies and, from a fit to the measured phase shifts in the various angular momentum and isospin channels, conclude a mass for the σ of 600 +200 −100 MeV.(More)
The structural and spectroscopic properties of a new copper (II) complex of cinoxacin (HCx) have been investigated. The complex [Cu(Cx)2].2H2O crystallizes in the monoclinic system, space group P2(1)/c. The cell dimensions are: a = 7.998(2), b = 7.622(1), c = 18.955(6) A, beta = 94.38(2) degree, V = 1154.6(6) A3, Z = 2. The structure was refined to R =(More)
Diastereoselectivity in the conjugate addition of metalated Schöllkopf's bis-lactim ethers 5a-e to (E)- and (Z)-1-propenylphosphonates 4a,b was studied experimentally and theoretically and utilized to achieve a direct and stereocontrolled synthesis of all four diastereoisomers of 2-amino-3-methyl-4-phosphonobutanoic acid, 6a,b and their enantiomers. The(More)
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