Faculty Profiles

Katherine J. Franz
Alexander F. Hehmeyer Professor of Chemistry
2103 French Science Center, 124 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-1541



Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2000

B.A., Wellesley College 1995

Research Areas:
Biomolecular Structure and Function, Inorganic

Pushie, MJ, Shaw, K, Franz, KJ, Shearer, J, and Haas, KL. "Model Peptide Studies Reveal a Mixed Histidine-Methionine Cu(I) Binding Site at the N-Terminus of Human Copper Transporter 1." Inorganic chemistry 54.17 (September 2015): 8544-8551. Full Text

Alies, B, Wiener, JD, and Franz, KJ. "A prochelator peptide designed to use heterometallic cooperativity to enhance metal ion affinity." Chemical science 6.6 (June 2015): 3606-3610. Full Text

Crumbliss, AL, Franz, KJ, and Thiele, DJ. "Preface. Biometals 2014--Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium Biometals 2014 at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA." Biometals : an international journal on the role of metal ions in biology, biochemistry, and medicine 28.3 (June 2015): 431-. Full Text

Crumbliss, AL, Franz, KJ, and Thiele, DJ. "Preface." BioMetals 28.3 (June 2015): 431-431. Full Text

Helsel, ME, and Franz, KJ. "Pharmacological activity of metal binding agents that alter copper bioavailability." Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003) 44.19 (May 2015): 8760-8770. Full Text

Bureš, J, Jansová, H, Stariat, J, Filipský, T, Mladěnka, P, Šimůnek, T, Kučera, R, Klimeš, J, Wang, Q, Franz, KJ, and Kovaříková, P. "LC-UV/MS methods for the analysis of prochelator-boronyl salicylaldehyde isonicotinoyl hydrazone (BSIH) and its active chelator salicylaldehyde isonicotinoyl hydrazone (SIH)." Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis 105 (February 2015): 55-63. Full Text

Franks, AT, Wang, Q, and Franz, KJ. "A multifunctional, light-activated prochelator inhibits UVA-induced oxidative stress." Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters 25.21 (2015): 4843-4847. Full Text

Franks, AT, and Franz, KJ. "A prochelator with a modular masking group featuring hydrogen peroxide activation with concurrent fluorescent reporting." Chemical communications (Cambridge, England) 50.77 (October 2014): 11317-11320. Full Text

Safi, R, Nelson, ER, Chitneni, SK, Franz, KJ, George, DJ, Zalutsky, MR, and McDonnell, DP. "Copper signaling axis as a target for prostate cancer therapeutics." Cancer research 74.20 (October 2014): 5819-5831. Full Text Open Access Copy

Jansová, H, Macháček, M, Wang, Q, Hašková, P, Jirkovská, A, Potůčková, E, Kielar, F, Franz, KJ, and Simůnek, T. "Comparison of various iron chelators and prochelators as protective agents against cardiomyocyte oxidative injury." Free radical biology & medicine 74 (September 2014): 210-221. Full Text