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Cyanoacrylate Inhibitors of Photosynthetic Electron Transport. Nature of the Interaction with the Receptor Site
- Phillips, John, Huppatz, John
- Zeitschrift für Naturforschung 2014 v.39 no.5 pp. 335-337
- Pisum sativum, binding capacity, chloroplasts, electron transfer, peas, photosynthesis
- The inhibitory activities (pI₅₀ values) of a series of 3-alkylamino-2-cyanoacrylic acid ester derivatives in relation to photosypthetic electron transport in isolated pea chloroplast suspensions are reported. Assuming such pI₅₀ values reflect the relative binding affinities for the inhibitor receptor site, the results suggest that several groups in these molecules interact specifically with the binding domain so that a multi-point attachment is formed. Stereochemical factors appear to play a significant role in the interaction.