Special Issue "Frontiers of Micro-Spectroscopy in Biological Applications"

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A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Valerica Raicu
Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413, USA
Website: http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/physics/staff/valerica_raicu.cfm
E-Mail: vraicu@uwm.edu
Interests: biophysics; biophotonics; optics; optical spectroscopy; dielectric spectroscopy; fluorescence; Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET); protein complex structure; imaging; dynamics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Technological advances seen over the past decades have led to a dramatic reduction in the sample size used in spectroscopic analysis from macroscopic to molecular and supramolecular levels. For instance, development of differing spectral variants of fluorescent proteins that can be fused genetically to proteins of interest allows for imaging of proteins co-localization and oligomerization in living cells, Raman and infrared imaging of cells and cellular organelles discriminates between different macromolecules based on differences in their chemical bonds, while miniaturization of electrodes coupled with the advent of automatic impedance analyzers allows for tag-free detection of macromolecular processes using broad-band dielectric spectroscopy measurement of cells. This special volume is dedicated to the principles of micro-spectroscopy and its applications to the study of single molecules or molecular complexes in solution or inside living cells. Micro-spectroscopy is broadly defined here to include optical (such as fluorescence, Raman, infrared, and second harmonic generation microscopy) and dielectric spectroscopy, in-cell NMR, hyperspectral imaging, etc.

Prof. Dr. Valerica Raicu
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • fluorescence micro-spectroscopy
  • raman micro-spectroscopy
  • infrared micro-spectroscopy
  • harmonic-generation microscopy
  • dielectric spectroscopy
  • in-cell NMR
  • hyperspectral molecular imaging

Published Papers (14 papers)

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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(8), 16124-16140; doi:10.3390/ijms140816124
Received: 27 June 2013; in revised form: 16 July 2013 / Accepted: 18 July 2013 / Published: 5 August 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(8), 16485-16514; doi:10.3390/ijms140816485
Received: 12 June 2013; in revised form: 18 July 2013 / Accepted: 29 July 2013 / Published: 8 August 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(8), 16706-16718; doi:10.3390/ijms140816706
Received: 13 June 2013; in revised form: 19 July 2013 / Accepted: 22 July 2013 / Published: 14 August 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(9), 17453-17476; doi:10.3390/ijms140917453
Received: 29 May 2013; in revised form: 22 July 2013 / Accepted: 22 July 2013 / Published: 26 August 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(9), 18520-18534; doi:10.3390/ijms140918520
Received: 16 July 2013; in revised form: 21 August 2013 / Accepted: 30 August 2013 / Published: 9 September 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(9), 18881-18898; doi:10.3390/ijms140918881
Received: 22 July 2013; in revised form: 27 August 2013 / Accepted: 2 September 2013 / Published: 13 September 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(10), 20157-20170; doi:10.3390/ijms141020157
Received: 16 July 2013; in revised form: 6 September 2013 / Accepted: 10 September 2013 / Published: 10 October 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(10), 20340-20358; doi:10.3390/ijms141020340
Received: 15 July 2013; in revised form: 13 September 2013 / Accepted: 23 September 2013 / Published: 14 October 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(10), 20809-20819; doi:10.3390/ijms141020809
Received: 6 September 2013; in revised form: 6 October 2013 / Accepted: 7 October 2013 / Published: 16 October 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(11), 22436-22448; doi:10.3390/ijms141122436
Received: 19 July 2013; in revised form: 4 November 2013 / Accepted: 6 November 2013 / Published: 14 November 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(11), 22753-22781; doi:10.3390/ijms141122753
Received: 8 October 2013; in revised form: 31 October 2013 / Accepted: 1 November 2013 / Published: 19 November 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(11), 22876-22890; doi:10.3390/ijms141122876
Received: 2 September 2013; in revised form: 27 October 2013 / Accepted: 28 October 2013 / Published: 20 November 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(11), 23140-23152; doi:10.3390/ijms141123140
Received: 30 September 2013; in revised form: 8 November 2013 / Accepted: 12 November 2013 / Published: 21 November 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(1), 261-276; doi:10.3390/ijms15010261
Received: 18 September 2013; in revised form: 15 December 2013 / Accepted: 23 December 2013 / Published: 27 December 2013
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