Sensing metabolites using donor-acceptor nanodistributions in fluorescence resonance energy transfer

Rolinski, O. J.; Birch, D. J. S.; McCartney, L. J.; Pickup, J. C.
April 2001
Applied Physics Letters;4/30/2001, Vol. 78 Issue 18, p2796
Academic Journal
Before fluorescence sensing techniques can be applied to media as delicate and complicated as human tissue, an adequate interpretation of the measured observables is required, i.e., an inverse problem needs to be solved. Recently we have solved the inverse problem relating to the kinetics of fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), which clears the way for the determination of the donor-acceptor distribution function in FRET assays. In this letter this approach to monitoring metabolic processes is highlighted and the application to glucose sensing demonstrated. © 2001 American Institute of Physics.


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