Faculty Profiles

Katherine J. Franz
Chair of the Department of Chemistry
Office: 
2103 French Science Center, 124 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 660-1541

Overview

Education:

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2000

B.A., Wellesley College 1995

Research Areas:
Biomolecular Structure and Function, Inorganic

Ciesienski, Katie L., and Katherine J. Franz. “Keys for unlocking photolabile metal-containing cages..” Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English), vol. 50, no. 4, Jan. 2011, pp. 814–24. Epmc, doi:10.1002/anie.201002542. Full Text

Rubino, Jeffrey T., et al. “A comparison of methionine, histidine and cysteine in copper(I)-binding peptides reveals differences relevant to copper uptake by organisms in diverse environments..” Metallomics : Integrated Biometal Science, vol. 3, no. 1, Jan. 2011, pp. 61–73.

Rubino, Jeffrey T., et al. “A comparison of methionine, histidine and cysteine in copper(I)-binding peptides reveals differences relevant to copper uptake by organisms in diverse environments..” Metallomics : Integrated Biometal Science, vol. 3, no. 1, Jan. 2011, pp. 61–73. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c0mt00044b. Full Text

Ciesienski, Katie L., et al. “Development of next-generation photolabile copper cages with improved copper binding properties..” Dalton Transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), vol. 39, no. 40, Oct. 2010, pp. 9538–46. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c0dt00770f. Full Text Open Access Copy

Rubino, Jeffrey T., et al. “Methionine motifs of copper transport proteins provide general and flexible thioether-only binding sites for Cu(I) and Ag(I)..” Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry : Jbic : A Publication of the Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 15, no. 7, Sept. 2010, pp. 1033–49. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s00775-010-0663-9. Full Text

Ciesienski, Katie L., et al. “Toward the detection of cellular copper(II) by a light-activated fluorescence increase..” Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 49, no. 15, Aug. 2010, pp. 6808–10. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ic1004165. Full Text Open Access Copy

Ciesienski, K. L., et al. “A photo-caged platinum(II) complex that increases cytotoxicity upon light activation.” European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, no. 15, May 2010, pp. 2224–28. Scopus, doi:10.1002/ejic.201000098. Full Text

Franz, Katherine J., and Chuan He. “The highways and byways of bioinorganic chemistry..” Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, vol. 14, no. 2, Apr. 2010, pp. 208–10. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2010.02.011. Full Text

Folk, Drew S., and Katherine J. Franz. “A prochelator activated by beta-secretase inhibits Abeta aggregation and suppresses copper-induced reactive oxygen species formation..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 132, no. 14, Apr. 2010, pp. 4994–95. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja100943r. Full Text Open Access Copy

Perez, Lissette R., and Katherine J. Franz. “Minding metals: tailoring multifunctional chelating agents for neurodegenerative disease..” Dalton Transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), vol. 39, no. 9, Mar. 2010, pp. 2177–87. Epmc, doi:10.1039/b919237a. Full Text Open Access Copy

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