New insight into solution structure and dynamics of proteins, nucleic acids, and viruses from Raman optical activity

Barron, L.D., Blanch, E.W., Bell, A.F., Syme, C.D., Hecht, L. and Day, L.A. (2002) New insight into solution structure and dynamics of proteins, nucleic acids, and viruses from Raman optical activity. In: Chirality: Physical Chemistry. Series: ACS symposium series, 810. American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, pp. 34-49. ISBN 9780841237377 (doi:10.1021/bk-2002-0810.ch003)

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Abstract

Raman optical activity measures vibrational optical activity by means of a small difference in the intensity of Raman scattering from chiral molecules in right and left circularly polarized incident light. The sensitivity of ROA to chirality makes it an incisive probe of biomolecular structure and dynamics in aqueous solution. This article reviews the basic theory and instrumentation of ROA, and describes recent results which illustrate how ROA provides new insight into current biomedical problems including protein misfolding and disease, and virus structure at the molecular level.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barron, Professor Laurence and Hecht, Dr Lutz
Authors: Barron, L.D., Blanch, E.W., Bell, A.F., Syme, C.D., Hecht, L., and Day, L.A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Publisher:American Chemical Society
ISSN:1947-5918
ISBN:9780841237377

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