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Dr. Yael S. Balazs


Yael S. Balazs

NMR Facility Manager


Post Doc: Weizmann Institute
1999-2001, Prof. Shimon Vega
Ph.D.: Univ. of MA, Amherst
1999, Prof. Lynmarie Thompson
MSc.:
BA:
UCSC, 1991



Room Number: 228
Phone: +972-4-8293748
Fax: +972-4-8295703
balazs@tx.technion.ac.il

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Selected Publications

Balazs, Y.S., Lisitsin, E., Carmiel, O., Shoham, G., Shoham, Y. & Schmidt, A., "Identifying critical unrecognized sugar-protein interactions in GH10 xylanases from Geobacillus stearothermophilus using STD NMR," FEBS J., 280: 4652-4665 (2013).

Aharonovich, S., Botoshansky, M., Balazs, Y.S., & Eisen, M.S., "Elucidation of Substituent effects in the polymerization of propylene promoted by titanium amidinates," Organometallics, 31: 3435-3438 (2012).

Alalouf, O., Balazs, Y., Volkinshtein, M., Grimpel, Y., Shoham, G., & Shoham, Y., "A new family of carbohydrate esterases is represented by a GDSL hydrolase/acetylxylan esterase from Geobacillus stearothermophilus," JBC, 286: 41993-42001 (2011).

Akiva-Tal, A., Kababya, S., Balazs, Y.S., Glazer, L., Berman, A., Sagi, A., & Schmidt, A., "In situ molecular NMR picture of bioavailable calcium stabilized as amorphous CaCO(3) biomineral in crayfish gastroliths," PNAS, 108: 14763-14768 (2011).

Shpasser, D., Balazs, Y.S., Kapon, M., Sheynis, T., Jelienk, R., & Eisen, M.S., "A paradigm for solvent and temperature induced conformational changes," Chem. Eur. J., 17: 8285-8289 (2011).

Ben Shir, I., Kababya, S., Amitay-Rosen, T., Balazs, Y. S., & Schmidt, A., "Molecular level characterization of the inorganic-bioorganic interface by solid state NMR: Alanine on a silica surface, a case study," J. Phys. Chem. B, 114: 5989-5996 (2010).

Ben-David, A., Bravman, T., Balazs, Y.S., Czjzek, M., Schomburg, D., Shoham, G., & Shoham, Y., "Glycosynthase activity of Geobacillus stearothermophilus GH52 beta-xylosidase: Efficient synthesis of xylooligosaccharides from alpha-D-xylopyranosyl fluoride through a conjugated reaction," Chembiochem., 8: 2145-2151 (2007).

Haba, Y., Balazs Y.S., Carmiel O., Katz, I,. Narkis, M., & Schmidt, A., "NMR investigations of reactively extruded PVC/PMMA and PVC/PS blends," Polym. Adv. Technol., 18:756-765 (2007).

Geffen, N., Semiat, R., Eisen, M.E., Balazs, Y., Katz. I., Dosoretz, G.G., "Boron removal from water by complexation to polyol compounds," J Membrane Sci, 286: 45-51 (2006).

Kravchenko, V., Kinjo, R., Sekiguchi, A., Ichinohe, M., West, R., Balazs, Y.S., Schmidt, A., Karni, M,. Apeloig, Y., "Solid-state Si-29 NMR study of RSiSiR: A tool for analyzing the nature of the Si-Si bond," JACS, 128: 14472-14473 (2006).

Volkis, V., Rodensky, M., Lisovskii, A., Balazs, Y., Eisen, M.S., "Stereoerror formation in the polymerization of propylene catalyzed by a titanium bis(benzamidinate) dichloride complex activated by MAO," Organometallics, 25: 4934-4937 (2006).

Bitton, R., Ben-Yehuda, M., Davidovich, M., Balazs, Y., Potin, P., Delage, L., Colin, C., Bianco-Peled, H., "Structure of algal-born phenolic polymeric adhesives," Macromol Biosci, 6: 737-746 (2006).

Goldschmidt, R., Goldberg, I., Balazs, Y., Gross, Z., "Synthesis and properties of a corrole with small and electron-withdrawing substitutents, 5,15-bis(trifluoromethyl)-10-penta-fluorophenylcorrole," J Porphyr phthalocya, 10: 76-86 (2006)

Saltsman, I., Balazs, Y., Goldberg, I., Gross, Z., "Synthesis, spectroscopy, and structures of chiral rhodium(I) corrole complexes," J Mol Catal A-Chem, 251: 263-269 (2006).

Saltsman, I., Simkhovich, L., Balazs, Y., Goldberg, I., & Gross, Z., "Synthesis, spectroscopy, and structures of new rhodium(I) and rhodium(III) corroles and catalysis thereby," Inorganica chimica Acta, 357: 3038-3046 (2004).

Balazs, Y.S., Saltsman, I., Mahammed, A., Tkachenko, E., Golubkov, G., Levine, J., & Gross, Z., "High-resolution NMR spectroscopic trends and assignment rules of metal-free, metallated and substituted corroles," Magn. Reson. Chem., 42: 624-635 (2004).

Isaac, B., Gallagher, G., Balazs, Y.S., & Thompson, L.K., "Site-directed rotational resonance solid-state NMR distance measurements probe structure and mechanism in the transmembrane domain of the serine bacterial chemoreceptor," Biochemistry, 41: 3025-3036 (2002).

Sack, I., Balazs, Y.S., Rahimipour, S., & Vega, S., "Peptide torsion angle measurements: Effects of nondilute spin pairs on carbon-observed, deuterium- dephased PM5-REDOR," J. Magn. Reson., 148: 104-114 (2001).

Sack, I., Balazs, Y.S., Rahimipour, S., & Vega, S., "Solid-state NMR determination of peptide torsion angles: Applications of H-2-dephased REDOR," JACS, 122: 12263 12269 (2000).

Balazs, Y.S., & Thompson, L.K., "Practical methods for solid-state NMR distance measurements on large biomolecules: Constant time rotational-resonance," J. Magn. Reson., 139: 371-376, (1999).

Wang, J., Balazs, Y.S., & Thompson, L.K., "Solid-state REDOR NMR distance measurements at the ligand site of a bacterial chemotaxis membrane-receptor," Biochemistry, 36: 1699-1704 (1997).