Ronald L Blankespoor

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We report the application of recently developed microscopic models to estimate the apparent kinetic and thermodynamic parameters in a single molecule force spectroscopy study of the carbonic anhydrase enzyme and a complementary sulfonamide inhibitor. The most probable rupture force for the enzyme-inhibitor interaction shows a nonlinear dependency on the(More)
In this communication, we report on the interaction landscape of an active site-specific enzyme-inhibitor complex by single-molecule force spectroscopy. Electrostatic immobilization was employed to orient a carbonic anhydrase enzyme on a positively charged surface so its active site is pointing upward. This approach to immobilization effectively increases(More)
In this work, monolayers of metal complexes were covalently attached to the surface of carbon electrodes with the goal of binding monolayers of histidine-tagged proteins with a controlled molecular orientation and a maintained biological activity. In this novel method, which is simple, versatile, and efficient, the covalent attachment was accomplished in a(More)
Photolysis of 1-(3-alkynoxy)-9,10-anthraquinones in deoxygenated methanol leads to moderate yields (35-45%) of 3-alkynals along with the unexpected formation of diacetals. Reaction of these 3-alkynals with Grignard and Wittig reagents occurs nearly quantitatively without rearrangement to their 2,3-dienal isomers.
A substituted anthraquinone (AQ), previously shown to photochemically generate benzaldehyde in methanol solution, was attached to a commercially available resin via an 11 carbon tether and an amide bond. Photolysis of the polymer-bound AQ with visible or 350 nm UV light resulted in the formation of benzaldehyde in yields of 50-55% as determined by HPLC. The(More)
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