Steve M Daniels

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A method is described for the extraction of phytochrome from chlorophyllous shoots of Avena sativa L. Poly(ethyleneimine) and salt fractionation are used to reduce chlorophyll and to increase the phytochrome concentration sufficiently to permit spectral and immunochemical analyses. The phototransformation difference spectrum of this phytochrome is distinct(More)
The spectral properties of peptides generated from etiolated-Avana, 124-kDa (kilodalton) phytochrome by endogenous protease(s) have been studied to assess the role of the amino-terminal and the carboxyl-terminal domains in maintaining the proper interaction between protein and chromophore. The amino-terminal, 74-kDa chromopeptide, a degradation product of(More)
We report the photorefractive performance of a polymer composite sensitized by CdSe/ZnS core/shell nanoparticles, and also comprising poly(N-vinylcarbazole) and an electro-optic chromophore. The nanoparticles are characterized by absorption and photoluminescence spectroscopy, elemental analysis, transmission electron microscopy, and powder x-ray(More)
Forty-six monoclonal antibodies have been prepared against 124 kilodalton phytochrome from Avena sativa cv Garry. Clones grown in mice have yielded ascites fluids with antibodies which bind to three distinct regions of the molecule, as visualized by immunoblot analysis of proteolytically produced peptides of the protein. One antibody group (type 1)(More)
The binding of phytochrome to Cibacron Blue 3GA was utilized to develop a new affinity purification procedure for phytochrome. Brushite-purified phytochrome from rye (Secale cereale c.v. Cougar) was bound to agarose-immobilized blue dye in 0.1 molar potassium phosphate (pH 7.8), contaminating proteins washed out with 0.5 molar KCl, and homogeneous(More)
Stable colloidal ZnS/CdSe/ZnS nanocrystals capped with hexadecylamine were transferred into water by encapsulation in a protective shell of an amphiphilic polymer. The properties of the products have been investigated by dynamic lighting scattering, absorption, and photoluminescence spectroscopy. These nanocrystals, when conjugated with tuftsin in aqueous(More)
In this paper, we report on the growth and characterization of quantum dot-quantum well nanostructures with photoluminescence (PL) that is tunable over the visible range. The material exhibits a PL efficiency as high as approximately 60% and is prepared by reacting ZnS nanocrystals in turn with precursors for CdSe and ZnS in an attempt to form a simple(More)
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