Anna I. Sulatskaya

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The fluorescence of the benzothiazole dye thioflavin T (ThT) is a well-known test for amyloid fibril formation. It has now become evident that ThT can also be used for structural investigations of amyloid fibrils and even for the treatment of amyloid diseases. In this case, one of the most urgent problems is an accurate determination of ThT-amyloid fibril(More)
Benzothiazole dye thioflavin T (ThT) is a sensitive probe for amyloid fibril detection. The ThT probing is based on its unique ability to form highly fluorescent complexes with amyloid and amyloid-like fibrils. In this work we propose an approach of ThT fluorescence quantum yield determination based on two key points: (1) fluorescence intensity (I)(More)
In this work, the fluorescence of thioflavin T (ThT) was studied in a wide range of viscosity and temperature. It was shown that ThT fluorescence quantum yield varies from 0.0001 in water at room temperature to 0.28 in rigid isotropic solution (T/η→0). The deviation of the fluorescence quantum yield from unity in rigid isotropic solution suggests that(More)
Fluorescence is a proven tool in all fields of knowledge, including biology and medicine. A significant obstacle in its use is the nonlinearity of the dependence of the fluorescence intensity on fluorophore concentration that is caused by the so-called primary inner filter effect. The existing methods for correcting the fluorescence intensity are hard to(More)
The natural environment of a protein inside a cell is characterized by the almost complete lack of unoccupied space, limited amount of free water, and the tightly packed crowd of various biological macromolecules, such as proteins, nucleic acids, polysaccharides, and complexes thereof. This extremely crowded natural milieu is poorly mimicked by slightly(More)
Protocol of determination of binding stoichiometry and affinity of fluorescent dyes with proteins in different structural states is proposed. The proposed approach is based on the spectrophotometric determination of concentrations of dye bound to protein and free dye in solutions prepared by equilibrium microdialysis. This technique allows also determining(More)
Solvent properties of aqueous media (dipolarity/polarizability, hydrogen bond donor acidity, and hydrogen bond acceptor basicity) were measured in the coexisting phases of Dextran-PEG aqueous two-phase systems (ATPSs) containing .5 and 2.0 M urea. The differences between the electrostatic and hydrophobic properties of the phases in the ATPSs were quantified(More)
In this work we return to the problem of the determination of ligand-receptor binding stoichiometry and binding constants. In many cases the ligand is a fluorescent dye which has low fluorescence quantum yield in free state but forms highly fluorescent complex with target receptor. That is why many researchers use dye fluorescence for determination of its(More)
A new approach for the determination of the amyloid fibril - thioflavin T (ThT) binding parameters (the number of binding modes, stoichiometry, and binding constants of each mode) is proposed. This approach is based on the absorption spectroscopy determination of the concentration of free and bound to fibril dye in solutions, which are prepared by(More)
The studies on the determination of the characteristics of the amyloid fibril interaction with the dye were based on the analysis of the dependence of the ThT fluorescence intensity on its concentration in the solution containing the amyloid fibrils. In the present work, we revealed that this intuitive approach provided erroneous data. We propose a new(More)