Slawomir Gwiazda et al.
Biochimie, 94(7), 1457-1463 (2012-04-03)
The RNA-world-theory is one possible explanation of how life on earth has evolved. In this context it is of high interest to search for molecular systems, capable of self-organization into structures with increasing complexity. We have engineered a simple catalytic...
The design of a peptide linker group to enhance the SERS signal intensity of an atto680 dye-nanoparticle system.
Drake, P., et al.
Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 41, 1248-1253 (2010)
Irene Drude et al.
Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 363(1), 24-29 (2007-09-11)
Over the past two decades, the structure and mechanism of catalytic RNA have been extensively studied; now ribozymes are understood well enough to turn them into useful tools. After we have demonstrated the twin ribozyme mediated insertion of additional nucleotides...
Philip Tinnefeld et al.
Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry, 6(2), 217-222 (2005-03-09)
Light-harvesting complexes, one of nature's supreme examples of nanoscale engineering, have inspired researchers to construct molecular optical devices, such as photonic wires, which are optimised for efficient transfer of excited-state energy over large distances. The control parameters for the design...
Mike Heilemann et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 126(21), 6514-6515 (2004-05-27)
We demonstrate the synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of an unidirectional photonic wire based on four highly efficient fluorescence energy-transfer steps (FRET) between five spectrally different chromophores covalently attached to double-stranded DNA. The DNA-based modular conception enables the introduction of various...