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Investigating resonance energy transfer from protein molecules to van der Waals nanosheets

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Abstract

The resonance energy transfer (RET) from tryptophan present in bovine serum albumin (BSA) to two dimensional (2D) nanomaterials has been reported. In these bio-nano systems, BSA molecules act as efficient donors while 2D van der Waals nanosheets of graphene, molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) and tungsten disulfide (WS2) act as acceptors. The fluorescence emission from tryptophan arises at 350 nm, in presence of 2D nanosheets, the fluorescence intensity of BSA decreases. The time resolved fluorescence study shows that there is decrease in the fluorescence lifetime of BSA molecules in presence of 2D nanosheets. The decrease in fluorescence lifetime of BSA confirms the energy transfer phenomenon in bio-nano interactions.

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The article was received on 25 Feb 2017, accepted on 05 May 2017 and first published on 17 May 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7RA02376F
Citation: RSC Adv., 2017,7, 26250-26255
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    Investigating resonance energy transfer from protein molecules to van der Waals nanosheets

    A. S. Patel, P. Mishra, P. K. Kanaujia, S. S. Husain, G. Vijaya Prakash and A. Chakraborti, RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 26250
    DOI: 10.1039/C7RA02376F

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