Abstract: The oxidative half-reaction of oxygen atom transfer from nitrate to an MoIV complex has been investigated at various levels of theory. Two models have been used to simulate the enzyme active site. In the second, more advanced model, additional amino acid residues capable of significantly affecting the catalytic efficiency of the enzyme were included. B3LYP/6–31+ G*, ONIOM, and orbital-free embedding approaches have been used to construct the potential energy profile and to qualitatively compare the results of a QM/MM study with those obtained by a full quantum mechanical strategy. The study has confirmed the utility of the orbital-free embedding method in the description of enzymatic processes.
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|Titolo:||Mechanism of nitrate reduction by Desulfovibrio desulfuricans nitrate reductase--a theoretical investigation|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Citazione:||Mechanism of nitrate reduction by Desulfovibrio desulfuricans nitrate reductase--a theoretical investigation / Leopoldini, M.; N., Russo; Toscano, Marirosa; M., DULAK AND WESOLOWSKI. - In: CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL. - ISSN 0947-6539. - 12:9(2006), pp. 2532-2541.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|