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End-to-end diffusion coefficients and distance distributions from fluorescence energy transfer measurements: enhanced resolution by using multiple donors with different lifetimes
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Paper Abstract

We describe a method to improve the resolution of donor-to- acceptor distance distributions in molecules which are flexing on the timescale of the fluorescence lifetime. We measured the time- dependent donor decays of two donor (D)-acceptor (A) pairs, where the donor lifetimes were substantially different. The donors were an indole residue (5.7 ns) and a naphthalene residue (24.4 ns). The same dansyl acceptor was used for both D-A pairs. The donor decays are complex due to both a distribution of D-A distances and D-A diffusion. Using the donor decay data for each D-A pair alone, it is difficult to resolve both the distance distribution and the D-to-A diffusion coefficient. However, these values are unambiguously recovered from global analysis of the data from both D-A pairs. Simulations were also used to demonstrate the increased reduction of global analysis with different lifetime donors to obtain distance distribution parameters in the presence of D-A diffusion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 August 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2137, Time-Resolved Laser Spectroscopy in Biochemistry IV, (17 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.182763
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Ignacy Gryczynski, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore School of Medicine (United States)
Joseph R. Lakowicz, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore School of Medicine (United States)
Jozef Kusba, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore School of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2137:
Time-Resolved Laser Spectroscopy in Biochemistry IV
Joseph R. Lakowicz, Editor(s)

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