Biochemistry - Structure and Properties of Amino Acids - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Structure and Properties of Amino Acids - Section 1 (Q.No. 16)
16.
Protein fluorescence arises primarily from which residue?
Arginine
Tryptophan
Tyrosine
Phenylalanine
Answer: Option
Explanation:
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Discussion:
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Priya Singh said:   7 years ago
Why not tyrosine it also absorbs the wavelength of 280A?

SUNMATHY said:   7 years ago
Tryptophan fluorescence wavelength is widely used as a tool to monitor changes in proteins and to make inferences regarding local structure and dynamics. We have predicted the fluorescence wavelengths of 19 tryptophans in 16 proteins, starting with crystal structures and using a hybrid quantum mechanical-classical molecular dynamics method with the assumption that only electrostatic interactions of the tryptophan ring electron density with the surrounding protein and solvent affect the transition energy. With only one adjustable parameter, the scaling of the quantum mechanical atomic charges as seen by the protein/solvent environment, the mean absolute deviation between predicted and observed fluorescence maximum wavelength is 6 nm.

The modeling of electrostatic interactions, including hydration, in proteins is vital to understanding function and structure, and this study helps to assess the effectiveness of current electrostatic models.

WABII said:   8 years ago
Please explain clearly.

Asma said:   1 decade ago
Protein, including protein crystals, can fluoresce without any dyes or markers if it contains the appropriate amino acids in high enough concentrations and is excited with the correct wavelength of ultraviolet light. 280 nm copied.

Abdure said:   1 decade ago
What is fluorescence?

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