Olga V Makhlynets

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Streptococcus sanguinis is a causative agent of infective endocarditis. Deletion of SsaB, a manganese transporter, drastically reduces S. sanguinis virulence. Many pathogenic organisms require class Ib ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) to catalyze the conversion of nucleotides to deoxynucleotides under aerobic conditions, and recent studies demonstrate that(More)
Activity of allosteric protein catalysts is regulated by an external stimulus, such as protein or small molecule binding, light activation, pH change, etc., at a location away from the active site of the enzyme. Since its original introduction in 1961, the concept of allosteric regulation has undergone substantial expansion, and many, if not most, enzymes(More)
Streptococcus sanguinis is a cause of infective endocarditis and has been shown to require a manganese transporter called SsaB for virulence and O2 tolerance. Like certain other pathogens, S. sanguinis possesses aerobic class Ib (NrdEF) and anaerobic class III (NrdDG) ribonucleotide reductases (RNRs) that perform the essential function of reducing(More)
Mechanism of substrate oxidations with hydrogen peroxide in the presence of a highly reactive, biomimetic, iron aminopyridine complex, [Fe(II)(bpmen)(CH(3)CN)(2)][ClO(4)](2) (1; bpmen=N,N'-dimethyl-N,N'-bis(2-pyridylmethyl)ethane-1,2-diamine), is elucidated. Complex 1 has been shown to be an excellent catalyst for epoxidation and functional-group-directed(More)
AlleyCatE is a de novo designed esterase that can be allosterically regulated by calcium ions. This artificial enzyme has been shown to hydrolyze p-nitrophenyl acetate (pNPA) and 4-nitrophenyl-(2-phenyl)-propanoate (pNPP) with high catalytic efficiency. AlleyCatE was created by introducing a single-histidine residue (His144 ) into a hydrophobic pocket of(More)
Binding of inorganic anions, carboxylic acids, and tetraalkylammonium carboxylates by macrocyclic compounds of different size was studied by NMR in DMSO-d6. It has been shown that at least a 15-membered ring is necessary for successful recognition of fluoride. Larger macrocycles were shown to bind HSO4(-), H2PO4(-), Cl(-), and carboxylic acid salts. Effects(More)
Carbon dioxide may react with free or metal-bound hydroxide to afford products containing bicarbonate or carbonate, often captured as ligands bridging two or three metal sites. We report the kinetics and probable mechanism of an extremely rapid fixation reaction mediated by a planar nickel complex [Ni(II)(NNN)(OH)](1-) containing a tridentate(More)
The planar complexes [Ni(II)(pyN(2)(R2))(OH)](-), containing a terminal hydroxo group, are readily prepared from N,N'-(2,6-C(6)H(3)R(2))-2,6-pyridinedicarboxamidate(2-) tridentate pincer ligands (R(4)N)(OH), and Ni(OTf)(2). These complexes react cleanly and completely with carbon dioxide in DMF solution in a process of CO(2) fixation with formation of the(More)
Mechanistic studies of H2O2 activation by complexes related to [(BPMEN)Fe(II)(CH3CN)2](2+) with electron-rich pyridines revealed that a new intermediate formed in the presence of acetic acid with a 465 nm visible band can be associated with an unusual g = 2.7 EPR signal. We postulate that this chromophore is an acylperoxoiron(III) intermediate.
Biofuels are an important tool for the reduction of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse emissions. NAD+-dependent formate dehydrogenase has been previously shown to be capable of the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide into formate, which can be ultimately converted to methanol. We established that a functional enzyme, tagged for immobilization,(More)