Sarah E. Evans

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Nucleic acids that contain multiple sequential guanines assemble into guanine quadruplexes (G-quadruplexes). Drugs that induce or stabilize G-quadruplexes are of interest because of their potential use as therapeutics. Previously, we reported on the interaction of the Cu2+ derivative of 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(1-methyl-4-pyridyl)-21H,23H-porphine (CuTMpyP4),(More)
The ferric uptake regulator (Fur) of the medically important pathogen Helicobacter pylori is unique in that it has been shown to function as a repressor both in the presence of an Fe2+ cofactor and in its apo (non-Fe2+-bound) form. However, virtually nothing is known concerning the amino acid residues that are important for Fur functioning. Therefore,(More)
Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) have the potential to revolutionise the present fuel economy due to their higher fuel conversion efficiency compared with standard heat engines and the possibility of utilizing the heat produced in a combined heat and power system. One of the reasons they have yet to fulfil this potential is that the conventional anode(More)
Helicobacter pylori NikR (HpNikR) is a nickel-dependent transcription factor that regulates multiple genes in the H. pylori pathogen. There are conflicting data regarding the locations of the Ni(II) sites and the role of Ni(II) coordination in DNA recognition. Herein, we report crystal structures of (i) the metal-binding domain (MBD) of HpNikR (3.08 Å) and(More)
HpNikR is a prokaryotic nickel binding transcription factor found in Helicobacter pylori, where it functions as a regulator of multiple genes including those involved in nickel ion homeostasis and acid adaptation. The target operator sequences of the genes that are regulated by HpNikR do not have symmetric recognition sites, and the mechanism by which(More)
DNA oxidation has been investigated in the medium of cationic reverse micelles (RMs). The oxidative chemistry is photochemically initiated using the DNA intercalator bis(bipyridine)dipyridophenazine ruthenium(II) chloride ([Ru(bpy)2dppz]Cl2) bound to duplex DNA in the RMs. High-resolution polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) is used to reveal and(More)
One-electron guanine oxidation in DNA has been investigated in anionic reverse micelles (RMs). A photochemical method for generating Ru3+ from the ruthenium polypyridyl complex tris(2-2'-bipyridine)ruthenium(II) chloride ([Ru(bpy)3]Cl2) is combined with high-resolution polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) to quantify piperidine-labile guanine oxidation(More)
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