Deborah Stoner-Ma

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The response of wild-type GFP to UV and visible light was investigated using steady state absorption, fluorescence, and Raman spectroscopies. As reported previously [van Thor, Nat. Struct. Biol. 2002, 9, 37-41], irradiation of GFP results in decarboxylation of E222. Here it is reported that the rate of the light-driven decarboxylation reaction strongly(More)
The photodynamics of wtGFP have been studied by ultrafast time-resolved infrared spectroscopy (TIR). In addition to the expected bleaching and transient infrared absorption of bands associated with the chromophore, we observe the dynamics of the proton relay reaction in the protein. Protonation of a protein carboxylate group occurs on the tens of(More)
We prepared monoclonal antibodies against two serotypically distinct rotavirus strains: Wa, a serotype 1 virus of human origin, and rhesus rotavirus, a simian serotype 3 virus. Monoclonal antibodies which react specifically with VP7 of each serotype were identified by hemagglutination inhibition tests, plaque reduction neutralization studies, and(More)
The neutral form of the chromophore in wild-type green fluorescent protein (wtGFP) undergoes excited-state proton transfer (ESPT) upon excitation, resulting in characteristic green (508 nm) fluorescence. This ESPT reaction involves a proton relay from the phenol hydroxyl of the chromophore to the ionized side chain of E222, and results in formation of the(More)
The complex transient vibrational spectra of wild type (wt) GFP have been assigned through polarization anisotropy measurements on isotopically edited proteins. Protein chromophore interactions modify considerably the vibrational structure, compared to the model chromophore in solution. An excited-state vibrational mode yields information on excited-state(More)
Ultrafast proton transfer dynamics on a short H-bond in a protein were studied through the time-resolved fluorescence of the S65T/H148D green fluorescent protein (GFP) mutant. In response to the change in chromophore pK(a) upon excitation, the donor-proton-acceptor structure evolves on a sub-100 fs time scale, followed by picosecond time scale vibrational(More)
Herein, the structure resulting from in situ turnover in a chemically challenging quaternary ammonium oxidative demethylation reaction was captured via crystallographic analysis and analyzed via single-crystal spectroscopy. Crystal structures were determined for the Rieske-type monooxygenase, stachydrine demethylase, in the unliganded state (at 1.6 Å(More)
The research philosophy and new capabilities installed at NSLS beamline X26-C to support electronic absorption and Raman spectroscopies coupled with X-ray diffraction are reviewed. This beamline is dedicated full time to multidisciplinary studies with goals that include revealing the relationship between the electronic and atomic structures in(More)
Two blue absorbing and emitting mutants (S65G/T203V/E222Q and S65T at pH 5.5) of the green fluorescent protein (GFP) have been investigated through ultrafast time resolved infra-red (TRIR) and fluorescence spectroscopy. In these mutants, in which the excited state proton transfer reaction observed in wild type GFP has been blocked, the photophysics are(More)
We describe a concept for x-ray optics to feed a pair of macromolecular crystallography (MX) beamlines which view canted undulator radiation sources in the same storage ring straight section. It can be deployed at NSLS-II and at other low-emittance third-generation synchrotron radiation sources where canted undulators are permitted, and makes the most of(More)