Journal article

Can the night-time atmospheric oxidant NO(3)(center dot) damage aromatic amino acids?

Duanne CE Sigmund, Uta Wille

CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2008

Abstract

Reaction of nitrate radicals, NO*3 , with aromatic amino acids leads to irreversible oxidative functionalization at the beta-position or at the aromatic ring, suggesting that this important atmospheric oxidant could potentially cause damage to peptides lining the respiratory tract and may contribute to pollution-derived diseases.

University of Melbourne Researchers