Roberta Pievo

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The biomimetic catalytic oxidations of the dinuclear and trinuclear copper(II) complexes versus two catechols, namely, D-(+)-catechin and L-( - )-epicatechin to give the corresponding quinones are reported. The unstable quinones were trapped by the nucleophilic reagent, 3-methyl-2-benzothiazolinone hydrazone (MBTH), and have been calculated the molar(More)
Interactions of the presynaptic protein α-synuclein with membranes are involved in its physiological action as well as in the pathological misfolding and aggregation related to Parkinsons's disease. We studied the conformation and orientation of α-synuclein bound to model vesicular membranes using multiparametric response polarity-sensitive fluorescent(More)
Tyrosinase was found to be active in the sulfoxidation of thioanisol, producing the (R)-sulfoxide with high enantiomeric excess. The activity of the enzyme with phenolic and diphenolic substrates in a mixed aqueous Hepes buffer pH 6.8-methanol-glycerol solvent was also investigated over a range of temperatures. These experiments enabled us to deduce the(More)
Mushroom tyrosinase was found to catalyze the oxidation of organic sulfides to sulfoxides in the presence of a catechol as cosubstrate, in a reaction which is unprecedented for this enzyme and resembles those performed by external monooxygenases. Only the oxy form of the enzyme is in fact capable of oxidizing the sulfide in a two-electron process, while the(More)
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