Nalaka S Rannulu

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The solvation of Cu+ by methanol (MeOH) was studied via examination of the kinetic energy dependence of the collision-induced dissociation of Cu+(MeOH)x complexes, where x = 1-6, with Xe in a guided ion beam tandem mass spectrometer. In all cases, the primary and lowest-energy dissociation channel observed is the endothermic loss of a single MeOH molecule.(More)
Collision-induced dissociation of complexes of Cu+ bound to a variety of N-donor ligands (N-L) with Xe is studied using guided ion beam tandem mass spectrometry. The N-L ligands examined include pyridine, 4,4-dipyridyl, 2,2-dipyridyl, and 1,10-phenanthroline. In all cases, the primary and lowest-energy dissociation channel observed corresponds to the(More)
Electrospray-generated precursor ions usually follow the 'even-electron rule' and yield 'closed shell' fragment ions. We characterize an exception to the 'even-electron rule.' In negative ion electrospray mass spectrometry (ES-MS), 2-(ethoxymethoxy)-3-hydroxyphenol (2-hydroxyl protected pyrogallol) easily formed a deprotonated molecular ion (M-H)(-) at m/z(More)
Kinetic-energy-dependent collision-induced dissociation (CID) of complexes of a variety of N-donor ligands (N-L) with Ni(+), Ni(+)(N-L)(x), is studied using guided ion beam tandem mass spectrometry. The N-donor ligands investigated include: pyridine, 4,4'-dipyridyl, 2,2'-dipyridyl, and 1,10-phenanthroline. For most of the Ni(+)(N-L)(x) complexes, CID(More)
To develop a new molecular targeted treatment for brain (AVMs), identification of membrane proteins that are localised on the AVM endothelium is crucial. Current treatment methods are surgery and radiosurgery. However, complete occlusion post radiosurgery are achieved within 3 years, while patient remain at risk of haemorrhage. This study aims to identify(More)
Threshold collision-induced dissociation of Na(+)(xBA) complexes with Xe is studied using guided ion beam mass spectrometry. The xBA ligands studied include benzoic acid and all of the mono- and dihydroxy-substituted benzoic acids: 2-, 3-, and 4-hydroxybenzoic acid and 2,3-, 2,4-, 2,5-, 2,6-, 3,4-, and 3,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid. In all cases, the primary(More)
Nonpolar anabolic steroids are doping agents that typically do not provide strong signals by electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) owing especially to the low polarity of the functional groups present. We have investigated the addition of anions, in ammonium salt form, to anabolic steroid samples as ionization enhancers and have confirmed that(More)
Kunitz domain 1 (KD1) of tissue factor pathway inhibitor-2 in which P2' residue Leu17 (bovine pancreatic trypsin inhibitor numbering) is mutated to Arg selectively inhibits the active site of plasmin with ∼5-fold improved affinity. Thrombin cleavage (24 h extended incubation at a 1:50 enzyme-to-substrate ratio) of the KD1 mutant (Leu17Arg) yielded a smaller(More)
The binding interactions in complexes of Zn(+) with nitrogen donor ligands, (N-L) = pyridine (x = 1-4), 4,4'-dipyridyl (x = 1-3), 2,2'-dipyridyl (x = 1-2), and 1,10-phenanthroline (x = 1-2), are examined in detail. The bond dissociation energies (BDEs) for loss of an intact ligand from the Zn(+)(N-L)(x) complexes are reported. Experimental BDEs are obtained(More)