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Electron Transfer in Structurally Engineered Metalloproteins


Mayo, Stephen Leon (1988) Electron Transfer in Structurally Engineered Metalloproteins. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/YJKW-3133.


This thesis is concerned with experimental approaches for studying electron transfer in metalloproteins. The material presented traces the development of experimental techniques aimed at elucidating the mechanism of intramolecular metalloprotein electron transfer. The first chapter includes a reprint of an Inorganic Chemistry paper that describes the bimolecular reaction of small inorganic redox complexes with blue-copper proteins. The second chapter illustrates the use of covalently attached redox probes for studying rate-distance relationships. And the third chapter documents our progress in using genetic methods to structurally engineer yeast iso-1 cytochrome c into an idealized system for studying the distance dependence of intramolecular electron-transfer events.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Chemistry
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Major Option:Chemistry
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Campbell, Judith L. (advisor)
  • Gray, Harry B. (co-advisor)
  • Richards, John H. (co-advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Goddard, William A., III (chair)
  • Gray, Harry B.
  • Campbell, Judith L.
  • Richards, John H.
  • Dervan, Peter B.
  • Simon, Melvin I.
Defense Date:21 December 1987
Funding AgencyGrant Number
AT&T Bell LaboratoriesUNSPECIFIED
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-04292004-095332
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ID Code:1542
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Deposited On:29 Apr 2004
Last Modified:20 Dec 2019 19:41

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