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Design of Redox Proteins as Catalysts for Fuel Production

Abstract Redox enzymes represent a big group of proteins and they serve as catalysts for

biological processes that involve electron transfer. These proteins contain a redox center

that determines their functional properties, and hence, altering this center or incorporating

non-biological redox cofactor to proteins has been used as a means to generate redox

proteins with desirable activities for biological and chemical applications. Porphyrins and

Fe-S clusters are among the most common cofactors that biology employs for electron

transfer processes and there have been many studies on potential activities that they offer

in redox reactions.

In this dissertation, redox activity of Fe-S clusters and catalytic activity of porphyrins

have been ex... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Bahrami Dizicheh, Zahra (Author) / Ghirlanda, Giovanna (Advisor) / Allen, James P (Committee member) / Seo, Dong Kyun (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biochemistry / Inorganic chemistry / Biofuel / Catalysis / Cytochrome / Electron transfer / Iron-sulfur cluster / Porphyrin
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 126 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemistry 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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