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Biochemistry

2012

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Thermochemistry Of Amino Acids And Constrained Diamines, Erica Jane Tullo Jan 2012

Thermochemistry Of Amino Acids And Constrained Diamines, Erica Jane Tullo

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The gas-phase proton affinities of several highly basic amino acids and diamines were determined using the extended kinetic method in an ESI-quadrupole ion trap instrument. The non-protein amino acid L-canavanine is structurally related to L-arginine with an oxygen substituted for the terminal methylene group of L-arginine and is highly toxic to humans. The proton affinity of L-arginine, a protein amino acid, was determined to be 1036 kJ mol -1, whereas the proton affinity of L-canavanine was determined to be 1005 kJ mol-1. Thus, substitution of an oxyguanidino group for the guanidine group in L-arginine results in a large decrease in ...


Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange Studies Of Protein And Non-Protein Amino Acids Using Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry, Justine Victoria Arrington Jan 2012

Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange Studies Of Protein And Non-Protein Amino Acids Using Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry, Justine Victoria Arrington

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