Time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy Academic Article uri icon

publication date

  • 1996

abstract

  • Time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy is used to monitor molecular interactions and motions that occur in the picosecond-nanosecond time range, and is especially useful in the analysis of biomolecular structure and dynamics. Recent advances in the application of time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy to biological systems have led to a better understanding of the origin of nonexponential fluorescence decay in proteins, the use of tryptophan analogs as unique spectroscopic probes of protein-protein interactions, the detailed characterization of protein-folding processes and intermediates, and the development of new approaches to the study of DNA-protein interactions.