Matthew S Devore

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While semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) have been used successfully in numerous single particle tracking (SPT) studies due to their high photoluminescence efficiency, photostability, and broad palette of emission colors, conventional QDs exhibit fluorescence intermittency or 'blinking,' which causes ambiguity in particle trajectory analysis and limits(More)
Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) is a robust method for the detection of intramolecular dynamics in proteins but is also susceptible to interference from other dynamic processes such as triplet kinetics and photobleaching. We describe an approach for the detection of intramolecular dynamics in proteins labeled with a FRET dye pair based on global(More)
Cerebral evoked potential recording was used to study the oesophagus-brain axis in 10 controls and 10 patients with non-cardiac chest pain with a manometric diagnosis of either nutcracker oesophagus or diffuse spasm and a positive edrophonium test. A series of 50 inflations (10/minute; inflation rate of 170 ml/second) of an intraoesophageal balloon (5 cm(More)
The effects of nifedipine (20 mg orally) on esophageal body resting tone and perception of esophageal distension were compared with those of placebo in 10 healthy volunteers, using a double-blind crossover design. A 3-cm silicon balloon positioned 10 cm above the lower esophageal sphincter was inflated with 2-20 ml of air, in 2-ml increments. The subjects(More)
Recent studies have shown that cerebral evoked potentials (EPs) can be recorded after balloon distension of the human esophagus. The aim of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of these viscerosensory EPs and to investigate the relations between these EPs and perception of esophageal distension. Nineteen healthy volunteers (22-60 yr old) were(More)
We describe recent upgrades to a 3D tracking microscope to include simultaneous Nipkow spinning disk imaging and time-gated single-particle tracking (SPT). Simultaneous 3D molecular tracking and spinning disk imaging enable the visualization of cellular structures and proteins around a given fluorescently labeled target molecule. The addition of photon(More)
We describe a method for analysis of single-molecule Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) burst measurements using classic maximum entropy. Classic maximum entropy determines the Bayesian inference for the joint probability describing the total fluorescence photons and the apparent FRET efficiency. The method was tested with simulated data and then with(More)
Single particle tracking has provided a wealth of information about biophysical processes such as motor protein transport and diffusion in cell membranes. However, motion out of the plane of the microscope or blinking of the fluorescent probe used as a label generally limits observation times to several seconds. Here, we overcome these limitations by using(More)
We analyze single molecule FRET burst measurements using Bayesian nested sampling. The MultiNest algorithm produces accurate FRET efficiency distributions from single-molecule data. FRET efficiency distributions recovered by MultiNest and classic maximum entropy are compared for simulated data and for calmodulin labeled at residues 44 and 117. MultiNest(More)