Reactions of Aromatic and Sulfur Amino Acids in Ribonuclease with Hydrogen Atoms in Water Solution

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Science  27 Dec 1968:
Vol. 162, Issue 3861, pp. 1489-1491
DOI: 10.1126/science.162.3861.1489


Neutral hydrogen atoms are simple, one-electron-equivalent reagents and their reactions are of fundamental interest for chemical kinetics. Functional correlation between aromatic and divalent-sulfur amino acids in ribonuclease is shown in the reaction of ribonuclease with hydrogen atoms in aqueous solution. Products of the reaction are partially characterized.

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