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Near-infrared assay for glucose determination

Rolinski, O.J. and Birch, D.J.S. and McCartney, L.J. and Pickup, J.C. (1999) Near-infrared assay for glucose determination. In: Advances in Fluorescence Sensing Technology iv, Proceedings of SPIE, 1999-01-24 - 1999-01-27.

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Abstract

A new glucose sensing system based on near infra-red fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) from CocanavalinA-allophycocyanin to dextran labelled malachite green is demonstrated. Single-photon timing fluorescence lifetime measurements have enabled us to investigate and understand the quenching kinetics in terms of the dimensionality of energy transfer.