Konstantin K Turoverov

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To obtain more information about the structural properties and conformational stabilities of GFP-like fluorescent proteins, we have undertaken a systematic analysis of series of green and red fluorescent proteins with different association states. The list of studied proteins includes EGFP (green monomer), zFP506 (green tetramer), mRFP1 (red monomer),(More)
A description of instruments for investigation of spectral, polarizational and kinetic characteristics of fluorescence that have been designed and constructed, and are in operation at the Institute of Cytology is presented. The spectrofluorimeter with the steady state excitation allows recording fluorescence spectra, spectral parameter A, the value of(More)
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)
The increase in the solvent polarity induces a significant shift of the long-wavelength absorption band of the thioflavin T (ThT) to the shorter wavelengths. This is due to the fact that the positive charge of the ThT molecule (Z = +1e) is unequally and very differently distributed between the benzthiazole and aminobenzene rings in the ground and excited(More)
GdmCl-, urea-, and pH-induced unfolding pathways of bovine carbonic anhydrase II have been analyzed by using changes induced by different denaturing agents in intensity, anisotropy, life time, and parameter A value of intrinsic fluorescence as well as intensity and life time of ANS (ammonium salt of 8-anilinonaphthalene-1-sulfonic acid) fluorescence. The(More)
GdmCl-induced unfolding of rabbit muscle creatine kinase, CK, has been studied by a variety of physico-chemical methods including near and far UV CD, SEC, intrinsic fluorescence (intensity, anisotropy and lifetime) as well as intensity and lifetime of bound ANS fluorescence. The formation of several stable unfolding intermediates, some of which were not(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)
The effect of solvent viscosity on thioflavin T (ThT) fluorescent properties is analyzed to understand the molecular mechanisms of the characteristic increase in ThT fluorescence intensity accompanying its incorporation into the amyloid-like fibrils. To this end, the dependencies of the ThT quantum yield and fluorescence lifetime on temperature and glycerol(More)
The intracellular environment represents an extremely crowded milieu, with a limited amount of free water and an almost complete lack of unoccupied space. Obviously, slightly salted aqueous solutions containing low concentrations of a biomolecule of interest are too simplistic to mimic the "real life" situation, where the biomolecule of interest scrambles(More)
This review focuses on the current view of the interaction between the β-barrel scaffold of fluorescent proteins and their unique chromophore located in the internal helix. The chromophore originates from the polypeptide chain and its properties are influenced by the surrounding protein matrix of the β-barrel. On the other hand, it appears that a(More)