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17 June 1993 Site-selective spectroscopy of myoglobin
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Proceedings Volume 1922, Laser Study of Macroscopic Biosystems; (1993)
Event: Laser Spectroscopy of Biomolecules: 4th International Conference on Laser Applications in Life Sciences, 1992, Jyvaskyla, Finland
Site-selective fluorescence spectroscopy and hole-burning spectroscopy have been performed for Zn-substituted myoglobin (ZnMb) in the red spectral region at low temperatures. The site- energy distribution of the chromophore and the fluorescence spectrum of ZnMb in a single site have been obtained from the analysis of laser-induced fluorescence spectra. It has been found that this single-site fluorescence spectrum can be regarded as the homogeneous spectrum. The comparison of the hole spectra between freeze-dried ZnMb powder and ZnMb in glycerol- water mixture shows that the phonon-sideband profiles of these spectra as well as that of the single-site fluorescence spectrum reflect the density of states of vibrational modes of the protein itself. The density of states of low-frequency vibrational modes of ZnMb weighted by the coupling strength between the electrons of the chromophore and the vibrations of the polypeptide chain has been determined from the above-obtained single-site fluorescence spectrum by solving an integral equation numerically.
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Takashi Kushida, Atusi Kurita, and Yasuo Kanematsu "Site-selective spectroscopy of myoglobin", Proc. SPIE 1922, Laser Study of Macroscopic Biosystems, (17 June 1993);

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