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Trusova V.M.,Kharkiv National Medical University | Gorbenko G.P.,Kharkiv National Medical University | Sarkar P.,University of North Texas Health Science Center | Luchowski R.,University of North Texas Health Science Center | And 10 more authors.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Intermolecular time-resolved and single-molecule Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) have been applied to detect quantitatively the aggregation of polycationic protein lysozyme (Lz) in the presence of lipid vesicles composed of phosphatidylcholine (PC) and its mixture with 5, 10, 20, or 40 mol % of phosphatidylglycerol (PG) (PG5, PG10, PG20, or PG40, respectively). Upon binding to PC, PG5, or PG10 model membranes, Lz was found to retain its native monomeric conformation, while increasing content of anionic lipid up to 20 or 40 mol % resulted in the formation of Lz aggregates. The structural parameters of protein self-association (the degree of oligomerization, the distance between the monomers in protein assembly, and the fraction of donors present in oligomers) have been derived. The crucial role of the factors such as lateral density of the adsorbed protein and electrostatic and hydrophobic Lz-lipid interactions in controlling the protein self-association behavior has been proposed. © 2010 American Chemical Society. Source

SETA BioMedicals LLC | Date: 2015-09-25

Disclosed viscosity-sensitive reporter compounds and methods allow tracing the changes in viscosity in a biological sample/environment (e.g., in medical, biochemical, biological, and/or pharmaceutical applications). Compounds and methods of the present disclosure can be used to identify the localization and the rheological state of hydrogels, their degradation products and other biostructural materials, including surgical implants, as well as the effectiveness of drug delivery by hydrogel carriers.

Seta Biomedicals Llc | Date: 2012-08-14

Dendronic reporters are described which incorporate a high density of luminescent or non-luminescent dyes at periphery sites and a focal point group that is reactive, ionic or a conjugated substance. Such dendronic reporters are capable of sensing analytes, or are otherwise useful in luminescent assays. Additionally, methods of synthesis are described.

Seta Biomedicals Llc | Date: 2013-10-07

Dyes and photoluminescent compounds based on polymethine dyes that contain at least one alkyl-phosphonate or substituted alkyl-phosphonate group, including the synthetic precursors, methods of synthesis, and applications thereof. Certain embodiments include heterocyclic ring systems and polymethine linkages selected such that the resulting polymethine dye is a cyanine dye, a merocyanine dye or a styryl dye.

SETA BioMedicals LLC | Date: 2015-05-18

Methods of performing assays with long lifetime compounds are disclosed. The long lifetime compounds have a lifetime of 4 ns or longer and relate to the structure: Linked reactive groups or conjugated substances may generally be located at R

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