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Molecules 2000, 5(3), 591-593; doi:10.3390/50300591

Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Using Spiropyran and Diarylethene Photochromic Acceptors

1, 1, 2, 2, 3 and 1,*
1 Departamento de Química Orgánica PROPLAME-CONICET, FCEyN, UBA, Argentina 2 Department of Molecular Biology, MPI for Biophys. Chem., Göttingen, Germany 3 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry- Kyushu University-Fukuoka, Japan
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Published: 22 March 2000
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We describe the preparation and photophysical characterization of two model compounds designed to test a new approach for the quantitative determination of Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) in biological systems. The method enables modulation of FRET by exploiting the unique reversible spectral properties of photochromic diarylethenes and spiropyrans to create switchable energy acceptors.
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Giordano, L.; Macareno, J.; Song, L.; Jovin, T.M.; Irie, M.; Jares-Erijman, E.A. Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Using Spiropyran and Diarylethene Photochromic Acceptors. Molecules 2000, 5, 591-593.

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