Picture of two heads

Open Access research that challenges the mind...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including those from the School of Psychological Sciences & Health - but also papers by researchers based within the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and from the Strathclyde Business School.

Discover more...

Structural information on nanomolecular systems revealed by FRET

Rolinski, Olaf J. and Mathivanan, Chinnaraj and McNaught, Gillian and Birch, David J.S. (2004) Structural information on nanomolecular systems revealed by FRET. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 20 (3). pp. 424-430. ISSN 0956-5663

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

Our newly developed fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) based technique, fluorescence nanotomography (FN), is used to determine the morphology and dynamics of some soft materials and bio-molecules by attaching donor (D) fluorophores and acceptors (A) to the investigated structure and using fluorescence lifetime measurements to reveal the D-A distance distribution function ρDA(r).We report the effect of the limited sizes of the donor and acceptor, effect of porous polymer, and molecular structure and phase transition in phospholipid bilayers.