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Toward A Comprehensive Model Of Photosystem Ii Oxygen Evolving Complex Photoassembly, James Scott Board Ii Jan 2013

Toward A Comprehensive Model Of Photosystem Ii Oxygen Evolving Complex Photoassembly, James Scott Board Ii

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Elucidating the mechanism of photoassembly of the oxygen-evolving complex (OEC) will lead to a better understanding of how nature catalyzes water oxidation. Although the temperature dependence of oxygen evolution has been described in the literature [1,2], we have performed a comprehensive study that covers Photosystem II (PSII) activity oxygen evolution in the presence and absence of 2,6-dichloro-1,4benzoquinone (DCBQ) from 5–45°C. In addition, we performed similar measurements for OEC photoassembly in the absence of DCBQ. PSIIenriched particles used for our measurements were prepared according to Berthold, Babcock, and Yocum[3], with modifications from Kolling, et al ...


Interaction Of Pyrimoidiazolium Ions With Calf Thymus Dna, Stormy Rene Gibson Jan 2013

Interaction Of Pyrimoidiazolium Ions With Calf Thymus Dna, Stormy Rene Gibson

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A new class of fluorescent dyes, pyridoimidiazolium cations, is being considered for their possible use in the biochemical field because of their interactions with DNA. Binding of low molecular weight fluorophores has been proven to cause a wide variety of biological responses in DNA. The dyes used here have been synthesized using α-diimine type compounds. The reaction used has the capability to produce many fluorescent cations. Binding constants of these compounds in acetonitrile with calf thymus DNA have been determined by measuring emission intensity. Emission intensity showed the degree to which binding is occurring. The experimental results show that binding ...