Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Label-free monitoring of ambient oxygenation and redox conditions using the photodynamics of flavin compounds and transient state (TRAST) spectroscopy
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Applied Physics, Quantum and Biophotonics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6191-9921
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Applied Physics, Quantum and Biophotonics.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3200-0374
2018 (English)In: Methods, ISSN 1046-2023, E-ISSN 1095-9130, Vol. 140, p. 178-187Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Transient state (TRAST) monitoring can determine population dynamics of long-lived, dark transient states of fluorescent molecules, detecting only the average fluorescence intensity from a sample, when subject to different excitation pulse trains. Like Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS), TRAST unites the detection sensitivity of fluorescence with the environmental sensitivity of long-lived non-fluorescent states, but does not rely on detection of stochastic fluorescence fluctuations from individual molecules. Relaxed requirements on noise suppression, detection quantum yield and time-resolution of the instrument, as well as on fluorescence brightness of the molecules studied, make TRAST broadly applicable, opening also for investigations based on less bright, auto-fluorescent molecules. In this work, we applied TRAST to study the transient state population dynamics within the auto-fluorescent coenzymes flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) and flavin-mononucleotide (FMN). From the experimental TRAST data, we defined state models, and determined rate parameters for triplet state and redox transitions within FMN and FAD, stacking and un-stacking rates of external redox active quenching agents and by the adenine moiety of FAD itself. TRAST experiments were found to be well capable to resolve these transitions in FMN and FAD, and to track how the transitions are influenced by ambient oxygenation and redox conditions. This work demonstrates that TRAST provides a useful tool to follow local oxygenation and redox conditions via FMN and FAD fluorescence, and forms the basis for measurements on flavoproteins and of redox and metabolic conditions in more complex environments, such as in live cells.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE , 2018. Vol. 140, p. 178-187
Keywords [en]
Flavin, Fluorescence, Triplet state, Redox state, Oxygenation
National Category
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-232422DOI: 10.1016/j.ymeth.2017.11.013ISI: 000436917700019PubMedID: 29179988Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85036623291OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-232422DiVA, id: diva2:1235357
Funder
Swedish Research Council, VR-NT 2012-3045Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, KAW 2012.0218
Note

QC 20180725

Available from: 2018-07-25 Created: 2018-07-25 Last updated: 2019-03-11Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Fluorescence-based Transient State Monitoring for biomolecular, cellular and label-free studies
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fluorescence-based Transient State Monitoring for biomolecular, cellular and label-free studies
2019 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Fluorophore blinking dynamics are highly sensitive to the local environment and can be used as an additional readout parameter to increase the information gained from existing fluorescence techniques.The origin of these blinking patterns are photophysical transitions to and from a manifold of non-luminescent states. The long lifetime of these dark transient states, typically 103 to 106 times longer than the fluorescent state, gives them correspondingly more time to sense their environment. For this reason, fluorophore blinking dynamics are particularly sensitive to low frequency events, such as diffusion-mediated interactions between the fluorophore and dilute species.

Transient State (TRAST) monitoring has been developed to quantify fluorophore blinking dynamics in a simple and widely applicable manner. TRAST does not need to resolve individual blinking events, but instead monitors the average fluorescence intensity in response to a modulated excitation. By systematically varying the modulation parameters, the transient state kinetics of the sample are mapped out. Without the need for time-resolved detection, a regular camera can be used to image blinking dynamics with high spatial resolution.

This thesis presents TRAST characterizations of common autofluorescent compounds and demonstrates their ability to sense relevant biological parameters such as oxygen concentration and redox potential. In Papers I and II, the autofluorescent co-enzymes flavin and NAD(P)H were studied, and label-free imaging of local redox variations within cells was demonstrated. Perturbing the cells, through dilute additions of mitochondrial uncouplers, revealed a strong andlocalized response in the TRAST images. In Paper III we studied tryptophan autofluorescence and used it to detect conformational changes in an unlabeled spider silk protein.

Labeling with external fluorophores can add further specificity to the TRAST measurements. In Paper IV, TRAST was used to monitor diffusion-mediated interactions between lipids and receptors in a cell membrane, including the influence of receptor activation. In Paper V we tracked folding of RNA into G-quadruplexes in live cells, monitored via the isomerization properties of an attached cyanine dye.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2019. p. i-vi; 116
Series
TRITA-SCI-FOU ; 2019:13
National Category
Other Physics Topics
Research subject
Biological Physics; Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-246020 (URN)978-91-7873-142-8 (ISBN)
Public defence
2019-04-05, FB53, KTH, Roslagstullsbacken 21, Stockholm, 09:00 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Funder
Swedish Research CouncilSwedish Cancer SocietySwedish Foundation for Strategic Research Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
Note

QC 20190312

Available from: 2019-03-12 Created: 2019-03-11 Last updated: 2019-03-13Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMedScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Tornmalm, JohanWidengren, Jerker
By organisation
Quantum and Biophotonics
In the same journal
Methods
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 108 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf