Fluorescence spectroscopy is one of the most important techniques in the study of therapeutic enzymes. The fluorescence phenomenon has been discovered and exploited for centuries, while therapeutic enzymes have been used in treatment of disease for only decades. This chapter provides a brief summary of the current applications of fluorescence methods in studying therapeutic enzymes to provide some insights on the selection of proper method tailored to the goal. First a brief introduction about therapeutic enzymes and history of fluorescence were provided, followed by discussions on how fluorescence was applied in the studies. Four popular fluorescence methods are discussed: fluorescence tracing, fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), fluorescence quenching and fluorescence polarization. Selected application of the fluorescence methods in studying therapeutic enzymes are listed, and discussed in details in the following paragraphs.
|Title of host publication||Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - 2019|
|Name||Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology|
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© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019.
- Fluorescence polarization
- Fluorescence quenching
- Fluorescence tracing
- Therapeutic enzyme
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (all)