Bart van Haeringen

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We have used a new and relatively easy approach to study the pigment-organization in chlorosomes from the photosynthetic bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus and in B800-850 antenna complexes of the photosynthetic purple bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides. These particles were embedded in compressed and uncompressed gels and the polarized fluorescence was(More)
The pH dependence of the conformation of a mouse IgG2a, kappa monoclonal antibody (MN12) was investigated by several physical techniques, including fluorescence spectroscopy, near-ultraviolet and far-ultraviolet CD, and electric-field-induced transient birefringence measurements. The intensity of the intrinsic tryptophan fluorescence remained constant in(More)
Recently we have shown that the population of native alpha-crystallin, isolated using size-exclusion chromatography from eye lenses of calves, is multimodal. Most of the protein probably possesses an almost spherical appearance, but at least one of the other modes represents more extended, ellipsoidally and/or cylindrically shaped molecules [Van Haeringen,(More)
In order to investigate the secondary, tertiary, and dynamic structure of the iron-free (apo) and iron-saturated (holo) forms of human serum transferrin and its amino (N)-terminal lobe at the physiologically relevant pHs 7.4 and 5.0, we have combined ultraviolet circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy with transient-electric birefringence (TEB) measurements.(More)
We have developed a straightforward method to separate linear-dichroism and birefringence contributions to electric-field induced signals in a conventional birefringence setup. The method requires the measurement of electric birefringence for three different angular positions of the analyzer. It is demonstrated that the presence of linear dichroism can(More)
The rotation diffusion coefficient of a complex of GP32, the single stranded DNA binding protein of the bacteriophage T4, with a single stranded DNA fragment with about 270 bases was determined to obtain further information on the flexibility of this particle. The rotation diffusion of these molecules is used as a sensitive measure of the flexibility of(More)
In early 2011 FEI Company launched the "Falcon", its first commercial direct electron detector product intended for application in 3-D electron microscopy in the life sciences. In this paper we discuss the principle of direct electron detection and its implementation in Falcon cameras. We describe the signal formation in the sensor and its impact on the(More)
Native alpha-crystallin, obtained from the cortex of calf lenses with FPLC (Pharmacia) was characterized by means of transient-electric-birefringence measurements and ultraviolet linear-dichroism spectroscopy. These techniques were also performed on 6-M-urea-dissociated and reconstituted alpha-crystallin. Transient-electric-birefringence measurements offer(More)
Acid-induced structural changes of a mouse IgG2a monoclonal antibody (MN12) as indicated by Jiskoot et al. (Eur. J. Biochem. 201,223-232 (1991)) were studied by measuring the transient electric birefringence of MN12 in aqueous solution and in glycerol-water mixtures at different pH conditions. A multi-exponential analysis program, DISCRETE (Provencher,S.W.,(More)
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