Photonics of Biopolymers by Nikolai L. Vekshin

Photonics of Biopolymers

byNikolai L. Vekshin

Paperback | December 3, 2010

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 Photonics of biopolymers discusses the processes of energy transformation in photoexcited proteins, nucleic acids, membranes and model systems. The author addresses, among other topics: Light absorption, screening and reabsorption; photometric studies of protein; energy transfer mechanics; fluorescent probes; photomodulation of enzymes, and photoactiviation. Much of the information stems from the author''s own wide experience in the field.

Title:Photonics of BiopolymersFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:230 pages, 23.5 X 15.5 X 0 inShipping dimensions:230 pages, 23.5 X 15.5 X 0 inPublished:December 3, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642078559

ISBN - 13:9783642078552

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Photonics.- 2 Light Absorption in Ordered Structures.- 3 Screening Hypochromism.- 4 Photometric Estimation of Protein Content in Biological Suspensions.- 5 Screening and Reabsorption of Light.- 6 Multipass Cuvettes for Luminescence Spectroscopy.- 7 Division of Tyrosine and Tryptophan Fluorescence Components.- 8 Spectral Heterogeneity of Tryptophan Emission.- 9 Discrete Emission States in Photoexcited Tryptophan Complexes.- 10 Mechanisms of Exciplex Formation.- 11 Mechanisms of Energy Transfer.- 12 Energy Transfer in Nucleic Acids.- 13 Energy Transfer in Native Proteins.- 14 Energy Transfer in Biomembranes.- 15 Fluorescence Probes.- 16 Pyrene Monomers and Excimers in Membranes.- 17 Photomodulation of Enzyme Activity.- 18 Photoactivation of Animal Membranes and their Chromophores.- 19 Light-Dependent Phosphorylation in Mitochondria.- References.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews: .it is pleasing to see that this book dealing with the interaction of light with bipolymers has a timely appearance.Undoubtedly, the book will be useful for those who want to apply optical spectroscopic techniques to investigate the structural and functional properties of biological macromolecular systems. --The Physicist "It is pleasing to see that this book dealing with the interaction of light with biopolymers has a timely appearance. . After absorption of photons by a biopolymer a number of phenomena are expected to occur . . Nikolai Vekshin has made a contemplative attempt to address some of these problems. He has presented and analysed . by using appropriate physical models. . Undoubtedly, the book will be useful for those who want to apply optical spectroscopic techniques to investigate the . biological macromolecular systems." (Mukunda Das, The Physicist, Vol. 40 (2), 2003)