Hristova Research Group Examines FRET Signatures

March 18, 2014

The Biophysical Journal has published a paper in their March 2014 issue from Dr. Kalina Hristova’s research group titled “The FRET Signatures of Noninteracting Proteins in Membranes: Simulations and Experiments.”

Researchers developed a computational description of proximity FRET (Förster resonance energy transfer), simulating the cases of proximity FRET when fluorescent proteins are used to tag membrane proteins. FRET experiments are often used to study interactions between integral membrane proteins in cellular membranes. This research brings additional rigor to FRET-based studies of membrane protein interactions.

Graduate student researchers Christopher King and Sarvenaz Sarabipour contributed equally to the publication. Additional authors include Patrick Byrne, Daniel J. Leahy, and Dr. Kalina Hristova.



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