A zinc(II)-based receptor for ATP binding and hydrolysis.

Department of Chemistry, University of Florence, Via della Lastruccia 3, 50019-Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy.
Chemical Communications (Impact Factor: 6.72). 06/2005; DOI: 10.1039/b502229k
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ABSTRACT A protonated Zn(II) complex with a terpyridine-containing pentaamine macrocycle catalyses ATP hydrolysis in the presence of a second metal ion, which acts as cofactor assisting the phosphoryl transfer from ATP to an amine group of the receptor.

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