Activation of fluorescent protein chromophores by encapsulation

Anthony Baldridge, Shampa R. Samanta, Nithyanandhan Jayaraj, V. Ramamurthy, Laren M. Tolbert

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(Figure Presented) Chromophores related to fluorescent proteins, when sequestered into the "octaacid" capsule, recover their fluorescence. The fluorescence recovery is related to the inhibition of torsional motions within the cavity, implicating the single-bond torsion as an important contributor to internal conversion within this important class of chromophores.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1498-1499
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number5
StatePublished - Feb 10 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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