Tatyana E. Shubina

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Dihydrogen sulfide recently emerged as a biological signaling molecule with important physiological roles and significant pharmacological potential. Chemically plausible explanations for its mechanisms of action have remained elusive, however. Here, we report that H(2)S reacts with S-nitrosothiols to form thionitrous acid (HSNO), the smallest(More)
The reaction of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) with peroxynitrite (a key mediator in numerous pathological states) was studied in vitro and in different cellular models. The results show that H2S can scavenge peroxynitrite with a corresponding second order rate constant of 3.3 ± 0.4 × 10³ M⁻¹·s⁻¹ at 23°C (8 ± 2 × 10³ M⁻¹·s⁻¹ at 37°C). Activation parameters for the(More)
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and nitric oxide (NO) are important signaling molecules that regulate several physiological functions. Understanding the chemistry behind their interplay is important for explaining these functions. The reaction of H2S with S-nitrosothiols to form the smallest S-nitrosothiol, thionitrous acid (HSNO), is one example of physiologically(More)
We investigated the coordination self-assembly and metalation reaction of Cu with 5,10,15,20-tetra(4-pyridyl)porphyrin (2HTPyP) on a Au(111) surface by means of scanning tunneling microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and density functional theory calculations. 2HTPyP was found to interact with Cu through both the peripheral pyridyl groups and the(More)
The direct metalation of tetraphenylporphyrin with bare metal atoms (Co and Zn) was studied with X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, and temperature-programmed reaction measurements on ordered monolayer films of the molecules adsorbed on a Ag(111) surface. The mechanism of this novel type of surface reaction was investigated(More)
While nitric oxide (NO, nitrogen monoxide) is a critically important signaling agent, its cellular concentrations must be tightly controlled, generally through its oxidative conversion to nitrite (NO2(-)) where it is held in reserve to be reconverted as needed. In part, this reaction is mediated by the binuclear heme a3/CuB active site of cytochrome c(More)
Density functional theory calculations indicate that van der Waals fullerene dimers and larger oligomers can form interstitial electron traps in which the electrons are even more strongly bound than in isolated fullerene radical anions. The fullerenes behave like "super atoms", and the interstitial electron traps represent one-electron intermolecular(More)
A series of arylvinylidene-bridged triphenylamines were efficiently synthesized through the thionation/Barton-Kellogg olefination sequence from their corresponding carbonyl precursors. The electrochemical investigations identified these highly distorted scaffolds as fairly strong electron donors capable of several reversible oxidation steps with the first(More)