Rogelio Aguirre

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Isolated myosin heads (subfragment 1) were modified by covalent attachment of 5-(iodoacetamido)fluorescein or 5-(iodoacetamido)salicylic acid to the essential sulfhydryl group SH1. The extrinsic fluorescence of the modified proteins was sensitive to binding of nucleotides and F-actin. With the fluorescein derivative [subfragment 1 (S1) modified with(More)
The fluorescence decay of 1,N6-ethenoadenosine diphosphate (epsilon ADP) bound to myosin subfragment 1 (S1) was studied as a function of temperature. The decay was biexponential, and the two lifetimes were quenched relative to the single lifetime of free epsilon ADP. The temperature dependence of the fractional intensities of the decay components showed two(More)
The thermal unfolding of myosin rod, light meromyosin (LMM), and myosin subfragment 2 (S-2) was studied by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) over the pH range of 6.5-9.0 in 0.5M KCl and either 0.20 M sodium phosphate or 0.15M sodium pyrophosphate. Two rod samples were examined: one was purified by Sephadex G-200 without prior denaturation (native(More)
Non-perturbative QCD vacuum effects at finite density are parametrized by means of a bag constant B. It is extracted from a NambuJona Lasinio model with two or three flavors. The parameter B is used in an effective bag-like model of baryons to study the nuclear phenomenology. We examine the nucleon structure and the thermodynamical properties of symmetric(More)
Abstract Different representations of an effective, covariant theory of the hadronic interaction are examined. For this purpose we have introduced nucleon-meson vertices parametrized in terms of scalar combinations of hadronic fields, extending the conceptual frame of the Density Dependent Hadronic Field Theory. Nuclear matter properties at zero temperature(More)
Chloroplast membranes immobilized within a BSA-GA matrix or within an alginate gel have been associated with native or immobilized hydrogenase in order to produce hydrogen gas through biophotolysis of water. Due to the reaction geometry, co-immobilization of chloroplast membranes with the enzyme inside the same matrix considerably improved the amount of H2(More)
The protons produced by the catalytic activity of hydrogenase in H2 evolution from dithionite-reduced methyl viologen or through benzyl viologen reduction by H2 gas are automatically titrated by a pH-stat device. This approach allows the measurement of hydrogenase activity and ensures the constancy of pH during the reaction in absence of buffers. Kinetic(More)
Hydrogen photoproduction has been achieved by coupling free or immobilized hydrogenases from Desulfovibrio species to illuminated chloroplasts through different electron mediators. Whereas D. gigas flavodoxin or ferredoxin I cannot directly mediate the electron flux from chloroplasts to hydrogenase, the addition of these mediators considerably enhances the(More)