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THz time-domain (THz-TDs) spectroscopy of bovine rhodopsin from rod outer segments

Vickers, AJ and Dudley, R and Reeves, PJ and Reynolds, CA and Gadde, S and Nithyanand, TN and Ma, Y (2007) THz time-domain (THz-TDs) spectroscopy of bovine rhodopsin from rod outer segments. In: UNSPECIFIED, ? - ?.

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Abstract

We have recorded THz spectra for prepared samples of bovine rhodopsin in rod outer segments (ROS) before and after illumination by a band wavelength source (500-800nm). These spectra have been used to generate difference spectra in order to identify signals arising from the structural transformations which occur during the light-activation process. Molecular dynamics simulations on active and inactive rhodopsin in implicit membrane have been used to guide the interpretation of these spectra.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: IRMMW-THz2007 - Conference Digest of the Joint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimetre Waves, and 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Biological Sciences, School of
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 10:59
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:16
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/19243

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