Shuqiang Niu

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The oxidation-reduction potentials of electron transfer proteins determine the driving forces for their electron transfer reactions. Although the type of redox site determines the intrinsic energy required to add or remove an electron, the electrostatic interaction energy between the redox site and its surrounding environment can greatly shift the redox(More)
We report a study of the application of delayed extraction (DE) to infrared-wavelength matrix-assisted time-of-flight mass spectrometry (IR-MALDI-TOF-MS) of proteins. The shapes of the spectral peaks obtained with DE-IR-MALDI-MS are compared with those obtained from the same samples and matrix using continuous extraction (CE) IR-MALDI-MS. Application of DE(More)
Broken-symmetry density functional theory (BS-DFT) calculations are assessed for redox energetics [Cu(SCH3)2](1-/0), [Cu(NCS)2](1-/0), [FeCl4](1-/0), and [Fe(SCH3)4](1-/0) against vertical detachment energies (VDE) from valence photoelectron spectroscopy (PES), as a prelude to studies of metalloprotein analogs. The M06 and B3LYP hybrid functionals give VDE(More)
In nitrogen fixation by Azotobacter vinelandii nitrogenase, the iron protein (FeP) binds to and subsequently transfers electrons to the molybdenum-FeP, which contains the nitrogen fixation site, along with hydrolysis of two ATPs. However, the nature of the reduced state cluster is not completely clear. While reduced FeP is generally thought to contain an(More)
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