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The scavenging reaction of 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical (DPPH.) or galvinoxyl radical (GO.) by a vitamin E model, 2,2,5,7,8-pentamethylchroman-6-ol (1H), was significantly accelerated by the presence of Mg(ClO4)2 in de-aerated methanol (MeOH). Such an acceleration indicates that the radical-scavenging reaction of 1H in MeOH proceeds via an electron… (More)
A 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical (DPPH˙) was successfully solubilised in water by β-cyclodextrin (β-CD). DPPH˙/β-CD thus obtained was demonstrated to be a powerful tool to evaluate the antioxidative activity of water-soluble antioxidants, such as ascorbate and Trolox, in aqueous buffer solutions.
Spectroscopic and kinetic studies indicate that oxo-carboxylato-molybdenum(VI) bis-dithiolene complexes, (Mo(VI)O(p-X-OBz)L2), have been generated at low temperature as active site structural models for the type II class of pyranopterin molybdenum DMSOR family enzymes. A DFT analysis of low energy charge transfer bands shows that these complexes possess a… (More)
Oxo-sulfido- and oxo-selenido-molybdenum(VI) complexes with an ene-1,2-dithiolate ligand are generated as models of the active sites of molybdenum hydroxylases. The sulfide and selenide groups are highly reactive toward triphenylphosphine in the order of Se > S.
The pro form of recombinant tyrosinase from Aspergillus oryzae (melB) shows no catalytic activity, but acid treatment (around pH 3.5) of protyrosinase activates it to induce tyrosinase activity. Circular dichroism spectra, gel filtration analysis, and colorimetric assay have indicated that acid treatment around pH 3.5 induced the disruption of the… (More)