Nalaka S Rannulu

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The analysis of several bifunctional neutral steroids, 5-α-pregnane diol (5-α-pregnane-3α-20βdiol), estradiol (3,17α-dihydroxy-1,3,5(10)-estratriene), progesterone (4-pregnene-3,20-dione), lupeol (3β-hydroxy-20(29)-lupene), pregnenolone (5-pregnen-3β-ol-20-one), and pregnenolone acetate (5-pregnen-3β-ol-20-one acetate) was accomplished by negative ion(More)
Tannins act as antioxidants, anticarcinogens, cardio-protectants, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial agents and bind to salivary peptides by hydrophilic and hydrophobic mechanisms. Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry (ESI-MS) has been used to assess both hydrophilic and hydrophobic components of noncovalent binding in protein complexes. In the(More)
Reports of anticancer and immunosuppressive properties have spurred recent interest in the bacterially produced prodiginines. We use electrospray tandem mass spectrometry (ES-MS/MS) to investigate prodigiosin, undecylprodiginine, and streptorubin B (butyl-meta-cycloheptylprodiginine) and to explore their fragmentation pathways to explain the unusual methyl(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)
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)
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)
The sequential bond dissociation energies of Cu+(imidazole)x, where x = 1-4 are determined by analysis of the kinetic energy dependence of the collision-induced dissociation 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 an intact imidazole molecule.(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)
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)