Nicholas P Power

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Urate oxidase catalyzes the oxidation of urate without the involvement of any cofactors. The gene encoding urate oxidase from Bacillus subtilis has been cloned and expressed, and the enzyme was purified and characterized. Formation of the urate dianion is believed to be a key step in the oxidative reaction. Rapid-mixing chemical quench studies provide(More)
Small molecules that recognize protein surfaces are important tools for modifying protein interaction properties. Since the 1980s, several thousand studies concerning calixarenes and host-guest interactions have been published. Although there is growing interest in protein-calixarene interactions, only limited structural information has been available to(More)
The binding of the inhibitor 8-nitroxanthine to urate oxidase has been investigated by Raman and UV-visible absorption spectroscopy. The absorption maximum of 8-nitroxanthine shifts from 380 to 400 nm upon binding to the enzyme, demonstrating that the electronic structure of the ligand is perturbed. It has been proposed that oxidation of the substrate urate(More)
Metal-organic pyrogallol[4]arene nano-capsules, mixed pyrogallol[4]arene nano-capsules, and mixed metal analogues have been rapidly synthesised by addition of excess copper nitrate to a methanol solution of the corresponding macrocycle(s) (or gallium nano-capsules for the mixed metal system); improved solubility allows for thorough study and elucidation of(More)
The reaction of liquid (gamma-) SO3 with CH2Cl2 at room temperature leads to SO3 insertion into the C-Cl bonds, giving the useful chloromethylating agent chloromethyl chlorosulfate (CMCS). The process is very slow but becomes rapid on addition of catalytic quantities of trimethyl borate. The product mixture consists almost entirely of CMCS and the product(More)
We report the synthesis and magnetic characterisation of a series of planar [M₇] (M= Ni(II), Zn(II)) disc complexes [Ni₇(OH)₆(L₁)₆](NO₃)₂ (1), [Ni₇(OH)₆(L₁)₆](NO₃)₂·2MeOH (2), [Ni₇(OH)₆(L₁)₆](NO₃)₂·3MeNO₂ (3), [Ni₇(OH)₆(L₂)₆](NO₃)₂·2MeCN (4), [Zn₇(OH)₆(L₁)₆](NO₃)₂·2MeOH·H₂O (5) and [Zn₇(OH)₆(L₁)₆](NO₃)₂·3MeNO₂ (6) (where HL₁ =(More)