24 April 2001 Multiphoton excitation as a probe for biological fractionations
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Proceedings Volume 4262, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.424556
Event: BiOS 2001 The International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, 2001, San Jose, CA, United States
In this review of our work, we describe the application of multiphoton-excited fluorescence as a detection strategy for biological molecules fractionated in micrometer-diameter electrophoresis channels. By tightly focusing a modelocked titanium:sapphire laser beam at the outlet of such channels, spectroscopically similar components can be differentiated in analysis times that range from milliseconds to minutes. Moreover, the ability to excite different chromophores through the combined energies of different numbers of photons (e.g., two and three near-infrared quanta) provides a means to analyze species that are spectroscopically diverse. Finally, we demonstrate that multiphoton photochemistry can be used as a rapid 'photoderivatization' technique for hydroxyindoles and potentially other biological species, in some cases significantly improving the mass detectability of these analytes.
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Jason B. Shear, Jason B. Shear, Michael L. Gostkowski, Michael L. Gostkowski, Mary Jane Gordon, Mary Jane Gordon, Eric Okerberg, Eric Okerberg, Theodore E. Curey, Theodore E. Curey, J. Bridget McDoniel, J. Bridget McDoniel, Tai-Jong Kang, Tai-Jong Kang, David A. Vanden Bout, David A. Vanden Bout, "Multiphoton excitation as a probe for biological fractionations", Proc. SPIE 4262, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences, (24 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424556; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.424556

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