János Erostyák

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Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) cation channels, such as TRP Vanilloid 1 and TRP Ankyrin repeat domain 1 (TRPV1 and TRPA1) are nocisensors playing important role to signal pain. Two "melastatin" TRP receptors, like TRPM8 and TRPM3 are also expressed in a subgroup of primary sensory neurons. These channels serve as thermosensors with unique thermal(More)
The dielectric relaxation (DR) of human serum albumin (HSA) was studied by the method of phase-fluorometry. The protein environment of the single tryptophan in HSA shows a relatively low-speed DR of sub-ns characteristic time. This relaxation can be measured as a decaying red-shift of the time-resolved fluorescence emission spectra. The details of(More)
Absorption spectrophotometry, a standard tool for quantitative analysis, suffers from two major drawbacks: lack of sensitivity and vulnerability to scattering. It has been pointed out earlier that the solution to these problems lies in using a reflecting cavity as a sample holder. Due to multiple reflections at the cavity wall, the effective pathlength(More)
Studies of the luminescence of Eu3+/quinaldinic acid sodium [Eu(QA)3] and Eu3+/1,4-dihydro-4-oxo-quinoline-carboxylic acid sodium [Eu/(DOQCA)3], both in solid form and in aqueous solution, are presented in room temperature. The energy transfer to the emitting levels of the lanthanide ions are discussed on the basis of the emission spectra and lifetime data(More)
Dielectric relaxation (DR) of acrylodan-labeled human serum albumin (HSA/AC) was studied by phase-fluorometry. A non-monoexponential behavior of both the total fluorescence--and the DR decays has been found. The protein environment of the fluorescent marker shows DR times ranging from the pico to nanosecond timescale. In fluorescence emission decays(More)
Integrating spheres (IS) are widely used for recording spectra of scattering samples by placing the specimen inside or outside the sphere. An unusual application of integrating spheres has been also demonstrated earlier where the liquid sample completely filled the spherical cavity; such a device is often called an integrating cavity absorption meter(More)
Determination of concentrations of spectrally overlapping compounds has special difficulties. Several methods are available to calculate the constituents’ concentrations in moderately complex mixtures. A method which can provide information about spectrally hidden components in mixtures is very useful. Two methods powerful in resolving spectral components(More)
A differential equation system describing the temporal evolution of excited substates and fluorescence emission were tested using a DOPRI algorithm. The numerical solutions show that there is significant difference in the measurable parameters according to the type of connectivity among the excited substates. In the globally connected case, the fluorescence(More)
We report a pump-probe experiment revealing the temporal evolution of subpicosecond evolution of Prodan's excited-state absorption in dimethylformamide. Also, we present calculation of the first spectral moment of this spectral band and estimation of different relaxation components on the subpicosecond time scale.
Completely different fluorescence behaviour of cavitands based on a same calix[4]resorcinarene compound was observed. While the fluorescence intensity of the parent compound, tetramethyl-cavitand (1) slowly faded as a result of UV-light exposure, the emission of the three-level cavitand with pyridazine moieties at the upper rim (5a) was enhanced by the(More)