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Sebastian Fernandez-Alberti , Daniel E. Bacelo, Robert C. Binning Jr., Julian Echave, Majed Chergui and Juan López-Garriga.
“Sulfide-Binding Hemoglobins: Effects of Mutations on Active-Site Flexibility”.
Biophysical Journal. 2006 Sep 1; 91(5):1698-709. Epub 2006 Jun 16.
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De Jesus-Bonilla W, Cruz A, Lewis A, Cerda J, Bacelo DE, Cadilla CL, Lopez-Garriga J.
"Hydrogen-bonding conformations of tyrosine B10 tailor the hemeprotein reactivity of ferryl species"
. J Biol Inorg Chem. 2006 Feb 9;:1-9 [Epub ahead of print]
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EJ. A. Gavira, W. de Jesus, A. Camara-Artigas, J. López-Garriga and J. M. García-Ruiz.
"Capillary crystallization and molecular-replacement solution of haemoglobin II from the clam Lucina pectinata"
. Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications. Accepted 22 January 2006.
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Ruth Pietri, Ruth G. León, Laurent Kiger, Michael C. Marden, Laura B. Granell, Carmen L. Cadilla and Juan López-Garriga.
"Hemoglobin I from Lucina pectinata: A model for distal heme-ligand control"
. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2005 Dec 12; [Epub ahead of print]
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Pietri R, Granell L, Cruz A, De Jesus W, Lewis A, Leon R, Cadilla CL, Garriga JL.
"Tyrosine B10 and heme-ligand interactions of Lucina pectinata hemoglobin II: control of heme reactivity"
. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2005 Mar 14;1747(2):195-203. Epub 2004 Dec 19.
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Evys Collazo, Ruth Pietri, Walleska De Jesús, Cacimar Ramos, Ana Del Toro, Ruth Gretchen León, Carmen L. Cadilla and Juan López-Garriga.
"Functional Characterization of the Purified Holo Form of Hemoglobin I from Lucina pectinata Overexpressed in Escherichia coli"
. The Protein Journal. Volume 23, Number 4 ,May 2004, Pages: 239 - 245.
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E. Ramirez, C. Ramos, M. Rodríguez, R. Pietri, M. Chergui and J. Lopez-Garriga.
"Ultrafast studies of ferric complexes of Hemoglobin I from Lucina pectinata Femtochemistry and Femtobiology"
. (Ed. M.M Martin, J.T. Hynes) Elsevier N.Y. pages 395-398.
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Jan Helbing , Luigi Bonacina, Ruth Pietri, Jens Bredenbeck, Peter Hamm, Frank van Mourik , Frédéric Chaussard , Alejandro Gonzalez-Gonzalez , Majed Chergui, Cacimar Ramos-Alvarez , Carlos Ruiz and Juan López-Garriga.
"Time-Resolved Visible and Infrared Study of the Cyano Complexes of Myoglobin and of Hemoglobin I from Lucina pectinata". Biophysical Journal 87:1881-1891 (2004).
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Ruth Gretchen León, Hélène Munier-Lehmann, Octavian Barzu, Véronique Baudin-Creuza, Ruth Pietri, Juan López-Garriga and Carmen L. Cadilla.
"High-level production of recombinant sulfide-reactive hemoglobin I from Lucina pectinata in Escherichia coli. High yields of fully functional holoprotein synthesis in the BLi5 E. coli strain". Protein Expression and Purification Volume 38, Issue 2 , December 2004, Pages 184-195.
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Elineth Torres-Mercado, Jessicca Y. Renta, Yolanda Rodríguez, Juan López-Garriga and Carmen L. Cadilla.
"The cDNA-Derived Amino Acid Sequence of Hemoglobin II from Lucina pectinata".
Journal of Protein Chemistry 2003 Nov;22(7-8):683-90.
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Torres-Mercado,E., López-Garriga J. and Cadilla-Vazquez,C.L.
The cDNA Derived Amino Acid Sequence of Hemoglobin II from Lucina pectinata.
Genbank, Accesion AY243364. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/viewer.fcgi?db=nucleotide&val=29692327.
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Eunice Ramirez, Alberto Santana, Anthony Cruz, Ines Plasencia and Gustavo E Lopez.
"Molecular dynamics of surfactant protein C (SP-C): From single molecule to heptameric aggregates". Biophys. J. BioFAST: First Published January 27, 2006. doi:10.1529/biophys j.105.073270.
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V. Ortiz , Y. M. López-Álvarez , G. E. López. .
"Phase diagrams and capillarity condensation of methane confined in single- and multi-layer nanotubes".
Molecular Physics, Taylor & Francis, Volume 103, Number 19 / 10 October 2005, 2587 - 2592.
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V. Ortiz , G. E. López.
"Studies on the behavior of nanoconfined homopolymers with cyclic chain architecture."J. Chem. Phys. 123, 054903 (2005) (8 pages).
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Johnny R. Maury-Evertsz,L. Antonio Estevez, and Gustavo E. Lopez.
"Effect of branching and confinement on star-branched polymeric systems". The Journal of Chemical Physics, 2004, V 121, N 17, pp. 8652-8657.
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Leslie Villalobos, Yania M. López-Álvarez, Belinda Pastrana-Ríos, and Gustavo E. López.
"Thermodynamics of the liquid states of Langmuir monolayers". The Journal of Chemical Physics, March 2005. 122, 104701 (2005).
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Tulio E. Chávez-Gil , Enrique Meléndez .
"Synthesis, spectroscopic and electrochemical characterization of water soluble
[( small eta, Greek5-C5H5)2Mo(thionucleobase/thionucleoside)]Cl2 complexes"
. Inorganica Chimica Acta . Volume 357, Issue 4, March 2004, Pages 1092-1102 .
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José L. Vera, Félix R. Román and Enrique Meléndez.
"Study of titanocene–DNA and molybdenocene–DNA interactions by inductively coupled plasma–atomic emission spectroscopy". Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. Volume 379, Number 3. June 2004. Pages: 399 - 403.
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Vilmarí López-Ramos , Carmen A. Vega, Mayra Cádiz and Enrique Meléndez.
"Electrochemical and spectroscopic analysis of the interaction of molybdenocene dichloride with nitrogen bases". Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry .Volume 565, Issue 1 , April 2004, Pages 77-83.
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Yajaira Pérez, Vilmari López, Luis Rivera-Rivera, Aracelis Cardona and Enrique Meléndez.
"Water-soluble titanocene complexes with sulfur-containing aminoacids: synthesis, spectroscopic, electrochemical and Ti(IV)–transferrin interaction studies". Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry. Volume 10, Number 2. March 2005. Pages: 94 - 104.
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María I. Rodríguez, Tulio Chávez-Gil, Yasiris Colón, Naomi Díaz and Enrique Meléndez.
"Molybdenocene–DNA interaction studies using electrochemical analysis". Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Volume 576, Issue 2, March 2005, Pages 315-322.
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Ana E. Pérez-Matos, William Rosado and Nadathur S. Govind.
"Bacterial diversity associated with the Caribbean tunicate Ecteinascidia turbinata". Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. ISSN 0003-6072 (Print) 1572-9699 (Online).
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Maggi, R., Govind, N.
"Regulated expression of green fluorescent protein in Debaryomyces hansenii". Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2004, vol. 31, no. 7, pp. 301-310 .
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Belinda Pastrana-Rios.
"Simulation of FT-IR spectra and 2D-COS analysis for the thermal perturbation of apo-centrin". Journal of Molecular Structure,799, Issues 1-3, 6 November 2006, Pages 163-16.
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Zuleika Sanoguet, Muriel Campbell, Sindia Ramos, Christina Seda, Luis Pérez Moreno and Belinda Pastrana-Rios.
"Effects of Phosphorylation in Chlamydomonas Centrin Ser 167". Calcium Binding Proteins. volume 1. april/may/june 2006. Pages: 108 - 114.
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Susan M. Meyn, Christina Seda, Muriel Campbell, Kevin L. Weiss, Haitao Hua, Belinda Pastrana-Rios and Walter J. Chazin.
"The biochemical effect of Ser167 phosphorylation on Chlamydomonas reinhardtii centrin". Biochem Biophys Res Commun.2006 Mar 31;342(1):342-348. Epub 2006 Feb 7.
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Ortiz M, Sanoguet Z, Hu H, Chazin WJ, McMurray C, Salisbury JL, Pastrana-Rios B.
"Dynamics of hydrogen-deuterium exchange in Chlamydomonas centrin". Biochemistry. 2005 Feb 22;44(7):2409-18 .
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Pastrana-Rios Belinda.
"Exploring Structure/Function Relationship of Macromolecules at the Undergraduate Level". 2004 J. Chem. Educ. 81, 837-840.
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Mayra Ocasio, Johnny R. Maury-Evertsz, Belinda Pastrana-Ríos , and Gustavo E. López .
"Exploring repulsive interactions in a model helical peptide: A parallel tempering Monte Carlo study" . 2003 J. Chem. Phys. 119, 9274-9279.
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