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Office: MEYR 475B
Phone: 410-455-1576
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Veronika Szalai
Adjunct
Post-Doctoral University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 1998; Ph.D. Yale University 1998; B.A. Bryn Mawr College 1988
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
M.A. Mendez, V.A. Szalai "Fluorescence of Unmodified Oligonucleotides: A Tool to Probe G-Quadruplex DNA Structure" Biopolymers (2009) 91 841-850
J. Shearer*, V.A. Szalai* “The Amyloid-β Peptide of Alzheimer's Disease Binds Cu(I) in a Linear bis-His Coordination Environment: Insight into a Possible Neuroprotective Mechanism for the Amyloid-β peptide” J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2008) 30, pp 17826–17835.

J.W. Karr, V.A. Szalai 'Cu(II) Binding to Monomeric, Oligomeric, and Fibrillar Forms of the Alzheimer’s Disease Amyloid-β Peptide' (2008) Biochemistry, 47, 5006-5016

S.E. Evans, M.A. Mendez, K.B. Turner, L.R. Keating, R.T. Grimes, S. Melchoir, V.A. Szalai “End-Stacking of Copper Cationic Porphyrins on Parallel-Stranded Guanine Quadruplexes”, (2007) Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 12, 1235-1249

S.E. Evans, A. Grigoryan, V.A. Szalai “Oxidation of Guanine in Double-Stranded DNA by [Ru(bpy)2dppz]Cl2 in Cationic Reverse Micelles” (2007) Inorg. Chem., 46, 8349-8361.
J.W. Karr, V.A. Szalai “Role of Aspartate-1 in Cu(II) Binding to the Amyloid-β Peptide of Alzheimer's Disease” (2007) J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129, 3796-3797
S. E. Evans, S. Mon, R. Singh, L. R. Ryzhkov, V.A. Szalai “DNA Oxidation in Anionic Reverse Micelles: Ruthenium Mediated Damage at Guanine in Single and Double-Stranded DNA” (2006) Inorg. Chem., 45, 3124-3132.
J.W. Karr, H.Akintoye, L.J. Kaupp, V.A. Szalai “N-Terminal Deletions Modify the Cu2+ Binding Site in Amyloid-ß” (2005) Biochemistry, 44, 5478-5487.              
L.R. Keating, V.A. Szalai “Parallel Stranded Guanine Quadruplex Interactions with a Cationic Copper Porphyrin” (2004) Biochemistry, 43, 15891-15900.
Addition/Correction: L.R. Keating, V.A. Szalai “Parallel Stranded Guanine Quadruplex Interactions with a Cationic Copper Porphyrin” (2007) Biochemistry, 46, 4210.
J.W. Karr, L.J. Kaupp, V.A. Szalai “Amyloid-ß Binds Copper(II) in a Mononuclear Metal Ion Binding Site” (2004) J. Am. Chem. Soc., 126, 13534 - 13538.
M. R. Gore, V. A. Szalai, P. A. Ropp, I. V. Yang, J. S. Silverman, H. H. Thorp “Detection of Attomole Quantities of DNA Targets on Gold Microelectrodes by Electrocatalytic Nucleobase Oxidation” (2003), Anal. Chem,75, 6586-6592.
V.A. Szalai, M. J. Singer, H. H. Thorp “Site-Specific Probing of Oxidative Reactivity and Telomerase Function Using 7,8-Dihydro-8-Oxoguanine in Telomeric DNA” (2002), J. Am. Chem. Soc., 124, 1625-1631.
V. A. Szalai, J. Jayawickramarajah, H. H. Thorp “Electrocatalysis of Guanine Oxidation in Poly(ethylene) glycol Solutions: The Interplay of Adsorption and Reaction Rate” (2002), J. Phys. Chem. B, 106, 709-716.
M.-H. Baik, J.S. Silverman, I.V. Yang, P.A. Ropp, V.A. Szalai, W. Yang, H.H. Thorp 'Using Density Functional Theory to Develop a Complete Set of Oxidizable Nucleobases' (2001), J. Phys. Chem. B., 105, 6437-6444.
M. J. Reifler, V.A. Szalai, C.N. Peterson, G.W. Brudvig 'Effects of Tail-like Substituents on the Binding of Competitive Inhibitors to the QB Site of Photosystem II' (2001), J. Molec. Recognit., 14 157-165.
V.A. Szalai, H.H. Thorp 'Electrocatalysis of Guanine Electron Transfer: New Insights from Submillimeter Carbon Electrodes' (2000) J. Phys. Chem. B 104, 6851-6859.
L. Karki, K.V. Lakshmi, V.A. Szalai, G.W. Brudvig 'Low-Temperature Turnover Control of Photosystem II Using Novel Metal-Containing Redox-Active Herbicides' (2000) J. Am. Chem. Soc. 122, 5180-5188.
V.A. Szalai, H.H. Thorp 'Electron Transfer in Tetrads: Adjacent Guanines are not Hole Traps in G Quartets' (2000) J. Am. Chem. Soc. 122, 4524-4525.
H. Kühne, V.A. Szalai, G.W. Brudvig 'Competitive Binding of Acetate and Chloride to Photosystem II' (1999) Biochemistry, 38, 6604-6613.
V.A. Szalai, G.W. Brudvig 'How Plants Produce Dioxygen' (1998) American Scientist, 86, 542-551.
J. Limburg, V.A. Szalai, G.W. Brudvig 'A Mechanistic and Structural Model for the Formation and Reactivity of a Mn(V)=O Species in Photosynthetic Water Oxidation' (1998) J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1353-1361.
V.A. Szalai, H. Kühne, K.V. Lakshmi, G.W. Brudvig 'Characterization of the Interaction between Manganese and Tyrosine Z in Acetate-Inhibited Photosystem II' (1998) Biochemistry, 37, 13594-13603.
V.A. Szalai, G.W. Brudvig 'Reversible Binding of Nitric Oxide to Tyrosyl Radicals in Photosystem II. Nitric Oxide Quenches Formation of the S3 EPR signal Species in Acetate-Inhibited Photosystem II' (1996) Biochemistry, 35, 15080-15087.
V.A. Szalai, G.W. Brudvig 'Formation and Decay of the S3 EPR Signal Species in Acetate-Inhibited Photosystem II' (1996) Biochemistry, 35, 1946-1953.
C.L. Soricelli, V.A. Szalai, S.J.N. Burgmayer 'Oxidation of Molybdenum Dithiolene Complexes yields Thiophene Analogues of Urothione and Molybdopterin Form B' (1991) J. Am. Chem. Soc., 113, 9877-9878.
P. Subramanian, S. Burgmayer, S. Richards, V. Szalai, T.G. Spiro 'Resonance Raman Signatures of Oxomolybdenum Thiolate and Dithiolene Models of Molybdenum Proteins' (1990) Inorg. Chem., 29, 3849-3853.