1 May 1998 Determination of metal ions by fluorescence anisotropy exhibits a broad dynamic range
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 3256, Advances in Optical Biophysics; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.307077
Event: BiOS '98 International Biomedical Optics Symposium, 1998, San Jose, CA, United States
Recently, we have shown that metal ions free in solution may be determined at low levels by fluorescence anisotropy (polarization) measurements. Anisotropy measurements enjoy the advantages of wavelength ratiometric techniques for determining metal ions such as calcium, because anisotropy measurements are ratiometric as well. Furthermore, fluorescence anisotropy may be imaged in the microscope. An advantage of anisotropy not demonstrated for wavelength ratiometric approaches using indicators such as Fura-2 and Indo-1 is that under favorable circumstances anisotropy-based determinations exhibit a much broader dynamic range in metal ion concentration. Determinations of free Zn(II) in the picomolar range are demonstrated.
© (1998) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Richard B. Thompson, Richard B. Thompson, Badri P. Maliwal, Badri P. Maliwal, Carol A. Fierke, Carol A. Fierke, } "Determination of metal ions by fluorescence anisotropy exhibits a broad dynamic range", Proc. SPIE 3256, Advances in Optical Biophysics, (1 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.307077; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.307077

Back to Top