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The thermodynamics and kinetics for the monofunctional binding of the antitumor drug cisplatin, cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II), to a purine base site of DNA were studied computationally using guanine and adenine as model reactants. A dominating preference for initial attack at the N7-position of guanine is established experimentally, which is a crucial(More)
Ion mobility measurements, combined with molecular mechanics simulations, are used to study enantiopure and racemic proline clusters formed by electrospray ionization. Broad distributions of cluster sizes and charge states are observed, ranging from clusters containing only a few proline units to clusters that contain more than 100 proline units (i.e.,(More)
One of the many hypotheses on the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease is that the amyloid-beta peptide (Abeta) binds CuII and can catalytically generate H2O2, leading to oxidative damage in brain tissues. For a molecular level understanding of such catalysis it is critical to know the structure of the Abeta-CuII complex precisely. Unfortunately, no(More)
Here we show experimental evidence for the spontaneous chiral resolution of icosahedral [12Pro+H]+ cluster ion. Molecular simulations reveal that the icosahedron consists of 12 equally spaced prolines where the rigid pyrrolidine ring of each monomer is sticking out of the closed cage. The tightly packed chiral cage traps a single proton in the center(More)
Indiana University provides powerful compute, storage, and network resources to a diverse local and national research community every day. IU's facilities have been used to support data-intensive applications ranging from digital humanities to computational biology.For this year's bandwidth challenge, several IU researchers will conduct experiments from the(More)
The electronic structures of key species involved in methane hydroxylation performed by the hydroxylase component of soluble methane monooxygenase (sMMO), as proposed previously on the basis of high-level density functional theory, were investigated. The reaction starts with initial approach of methane at one of the bridging oxo atoms in intermediate Q, a(More)
The thermodynamics and kinetics for the monofunctional binding of nitrogen mustard class of anticancer drugs to purine bases of DNA were studied computationally using guanine and adenine as model substrates. Mechlorethamine and melphalan are used as model systems in order to better understand the difference in antitumor activity of aliphatic and aromatic(More)
Table of Contents Page number S1. Computational details S1 S2. Correction factors for the free energy calculations S2 S3. Results of geometry optimizations concerning bimetallic mechanism S2 S4. Reaction profile on electronic surface S2 S5. Relative energy of 3-TS, for t-Bu salen backbone S3 S6. Explanation for free energy discrepency in case of 3-TS S3 S7.(More)
Despite steady progress in catalytic methods for the borylation of hydrocarbons, methane has not yet been subject to this transformation. Here we report the iridium-catalyzed borylation of methane using bis(pinacolborane) in cyclohexane solvent. Initially, trace amounts of borylated products were detected with phenanthroline-coordinated Ir complexes. A(More)
Some of the latest trends in cheminformatics, computation, and the world wide web are reviewed with predictions of how these are likely to impact the field of cheminformatics in the next five years. The vision and some of the work of the Chemical Informatics and Cyberinfrastructure Collaboratory at Indiana University are described, which we base around the(More)