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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

"Chromophore Formation in Green Fluorescent Protein." B. Branchini, A. Nemser, M. Zimmer J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1998,120,1.

"Conformational Analysis of Cobalt(III), Copper(II), and Nickel(II) Six-Membered-Ring Systems." M.F. DaCruz, M. Zimmer Inorg. Chem. 1998, 37, 366.

"Site-Directed Mutagenesis of Histidine 245 in Firefly Luciferase: A proposed Model for the Active Site" B. Branchini, R. Magyar, M. Murtiashaw, S. Anderson, M. Zimmer, Biochemistry 1998,37, 15311.

"Molecular Mechanical and Cluster Analysis of Fourteen-Membered Cobalt(III) Macrocyclic Complexes." C. Cooper, M. Zimmer.Structural Chem. 1999, 10, 17.

"Structural Analysis of All the nickel Fourteen-Membered Tetraaza Macrocycles in the Cambridge Structural Database." M. A. Donnelly, M. Zimmer Inorg. Chem.1999, 38, 1650.

"Conformational Analysis of Copper(II) 1,4,8,11,-tetraazacyclotetradecane Macrocyclic Systems" M. Bakaj, M. Zimmer.J. Mol. Struct. 1999, 59, 508.

"Conformational Searching of Transition Metal Compounds." Jessica Bartol, Peter Comba, Michael Melter, Marc Zimmer J. Comp. Chem. 1999, 20, 1549.

"Site-Directed Mutagenesis of Firefly Luciferase Active Site Amino Acids: A Proposed Model for Bioluminscence Color." B. Branchini, R. Magyar, M. Murtiashaw, S. Anderson, L. C. Helgerson, M. Zimmer, Biochemistry 1999, 38, 13223.

"A Molecular Mechanical Analysis of the Active Site of Urease with a Special Emphasis on Determining the Binding Conformations Available to Oxygen-bound Urea." C. Csiki, M. Zimmer , J. Biomol. Struct. & Dynam. 1999, 17, 121.

"Molecular Mechanics Evaluation of the Proposed Mechanisms for the Degradation of Urea by Urease" M. Zimmer J. Biomol. Struct. & Dynam. 2000, 17, 787.

"Computational Analysis of the First Biheterocyclization Site of the Antibiotic Microcin B17." M. A. Donnelly, M. Zimmer J. Biomol. Struct. & Dynam. 2000, 17, 779.

"First Example of a double stranded helicate with square-planar coordination for the metal" M. Zimmer, D.A. Tocher, G.K. Patra, J.P. Naskar, D. Datta, Indian J. Chem. 1999, 38A, 1087.

"A Theoretical Study of the Mechanism of Peptide Ring Formation in Green Fluorescent Protein" P.E.M. Siegbahn, M. Wirstam, M. Zimmer, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry 2001, 81, 169.

"Conformational/Configurational Analysis of All the Binding Geometries of Cobalt(III) Bleomycin." F. Fedeles, M. Zimmer Inorg. Chem. 2001, 40, 1557. 38.

"Conformational Analysis of the Non-Planar Deformations of Cobalt Porphyrin Complexes in the Cambridge Structural Database" D. L. Cullen, L. V. Desai, M. Zimmer, J. A. Shelnutt Struct. Chem. 2001, 12, 237. 39.

"Computational Analysis of the Autocatalytic Posttranslational Cyclization Observed in Histidine Ammonia-Lyase. A Comparison with Green Fluorescent Protein." M. Donnelly, F. Fedeles, M. Wirstam, P. E. M. Siegbahn, M. Zimmer J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 4679. 40.

"Photoisomerization of Green Fluorescent Protein and the Dimensions of the Chromophore Cavity." M. C. Chen, C. R. Lambert, J. D. Urgitis, M. Zimmer Chem. Phys. 2001, 270, 157-164.

"Molecular Mechanics, Data and Conformational Analysis of First-Row Transition Metal Complexes in the Cambridge Structural Database." M. Zimmer Coord. Chem. Rev. 2001, 212, 133.

"Computational Analysis of Thr203 in Green Fluorescent Protein" A. Warren, M. Zimmer, J. Mol. Graphics & Modelling 2001, 19, 297.

"Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP): Applications, Structure and Related Photophysical Behavior." M. Zimmer Chem. Rev. 2002, 102, 759.

"Using the Cambridge Structural Database to Introduce Important Inorganic Concepts" T. V. Davis, M. S. Zaveer, M. Zimmer J. Chem. Ed. 2002, 79, 1278.

"The Moderating Influence Of Proteins On Non-Planar Tetrapyrrole Deformations. Coenzyme F430 In Methyl Coenzyme-M Reductase. L.N. Todd, M. Zimmer Inorg. Chem. 2002, 41, 6831.

"The New Industrialized Approach to Biology: Review of: Modules in Emerging Fields. Volume 4: Genomics and Proteomics, by Lucienne Ronco, Martha Grossel, Marc Zimmer, and Thomas Socash; CD-ROM." A. Attie Cell Biology Education 2003, 2, 150.

"Structural Analysis of the Immature Form of the GFP Analog DsRed." M.S. Zaveer, M. Zimmer Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2003, 13, 3919.

"Substrate Selectivity and Conformational Space Available to Bromoxynil and Acrylonitrile in Iron Nitrile Hydratase." Dalton Transactions L.V. Desai, M. Zimmer, 2004, 872-877.

"Structural Analysis of the Conformational Flexibility of Tris(pyrazolyl)borate Ligands and Their Analogues." Inorganic Chemistry, H. DeBari, M. Zimmer, 2004, 43, 3344-3348.

"Hula-Twisting in Green Fluorescent Protein." Chemical Physics, N.-Y. Baffour, M. Zimmer, 2004, 303, 7-11.

"Mutagenesis Evidence that the Partial Reactions of Firefly Bioluminescence Are Catalyzed by Different Conformations of the Luciferase C-Terminal Domain." B.R. Branchini, T.L. Southworth, M.H. Murtiashaw, S.R. Wilkinson, N.F. Khattak, J.C. Rosenberg, and M. Zimmer, Biochemistry 2005, 44, 1385-1393.

"Structural features responsible for GFPuv and S147P-GFP’s improved fluorescence." N.-Y. Baffour-Awuah, F. Fedeles, M. Zimmer Chemical Physics 2005, 310, 25-31.

"How to find students' inner geek." M.Zimmer, The Chronicle of Higher Education 2005, August 12, B5. "The Role of the Protein Matrix in GFP Fluorescence." S.L. Maddalo*, M.Zimmer , Photochemistry and Photobiology, 2006, 82, 367-372.

"Non-Retinal Chromophoric Proteins." M. Zimmer in "Cis-Trans Isomerization: from Biology to Supramolecular Chemistry." C. Dugave, Ed. Wiley VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2006.

"Effect of the Methyl-Coenzyme-M Reductase Protein Matrix on the Hole-Size and Nonplanar Deformations of Coenzyme F430." C. Mbofana, M. Zimmer Inorg. Chem. 2006, 45, 2598-2602.

"Life in the Circus" M. Zimmer Inside Higher Ed, Views, 2006, July 7.

"Guerrilla Puzzling: a Model for Research." M. Zimmer The Chronicle of Higher Education 2007, February 16, B5.

"Are American Scientists an Endangered Species?" M. Zimmer Inside Higher Ed, Views, 2007, July 2.

"College Shoppers: Check Out The Fit" M. Zimmer and E.V. Gallagher Hartford Courant, 2007, July 2.

"Synergistic Mutations Produce Blue-Shifted Bioluminescence in Firefly Luciferase" B. Branchini, D. Ablamsky, J. Rosenman*, L. Uzasci*, T. Southworth, M. Zimmer Biochemistry 2007, 46, 13847-13855. 

"The Role of the Tight-Turn, Broken Hydrogen Bonding, Glu222 and Arg96 in the Post-translational Green Fluorescent Protein Chromophore Formation." Nathan P Lemay*; Alicia L Morgan*; Elizabeth J Archer*; Luisa A Dickson*; Colleen M Megley*; Marc Zimmer Chemical Physics 2008, 348, 152-160.

"Time to talk about cloning humans." Providence Journal, January 11, 2008.

"SciFest Africa" Chemistry & Engineering News, May19, 2008, pages 46-47.

"The little protein that glowed." M. Zimmer Los Angeles Times, October 9, 2008.

"Driver of van just missed the Nobel for green protein." M. Zimmer Providence Journal, October 22, 2008.

"Photophysics and Dihedral Freedom of the Chromophore in Yellow, Blue, and Green Fluorescent Protein." C. M. Megley*, L. A. Dickson*, S. L. Maddalo*, G. J. Chandler, M. Zimmer J. Phys. Chem. 2009, 113, 302-308.

"Are classical molecular mechanics calculations still useful in bioinorganic simulations?" M. Zimmer Coordination Chemistry Reviews 2009, 253, 817-826

"GFP: From Jellyfish to Nobel Prize and Beyond." M. Zimmer Chemical Society Reviews 2009, 38, 2823-2832.

"Lighting up Biology" M. Zimmer Chemical Biology, 2009, 4, B79.

"On the origin of fluorescence in bacteriophytochrome infrared proteins." A.A. Samma*, C.K. Johnson*, S. Song*, S. Alvarez*, M. Zimmer, J. Phys. Chem. B 2010, 114, 15362-15369.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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