Vasyl G Pivovarenko

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3-hydroxyflavone (3-HF) derivatives are very attractive fluorescence sensors due to their ability to respond to small changes in their microenvironment via a dramatic alteration of the relative intensities of their two well-separated emission bands. We developed fluorescence probes with locations at different depths and orientations of 3-HF moiety in the(More)
Two flavonols, 3-hydroxy-4'-dimethylaminoflavone (FME) and 3-hydroxy-4'-(15-azacrown-5) flavone (FRC) have been investigated as new fluorescence probes for studying the formation of the interdigitated gel phase in lipid bilayers. The formation of the interdigitated gel phase in the saturated symmetrical phosphatidylcholines (PCs) and phosphatidylethanol(More)
Herein, we developed an approach for monitoring membrane binding and insertion of peptides using a fluorescent environment-sensitive label of the 3-hydroxyflavone family. For this purpose, we labeled the N-terminus of three synthetic peptides, melittin, magainin 2 and poly-l-lysine capable to interact with lipid membranes. Binding of these peptides to lipid(More)
Electrooptical absorption measurements (EOAM) were used to measure the dipole moments of the normal form of 4′-(dimethylamino)-3-hydroxyflavone (FME), and 4′ N-(15-azacrown-5)-3-hydroxyflavone (FCR) in 1,4-dioxane, toluene, and cyclohexane. With these probes excited-state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) takes place. For comparison, the dipole moments(More)
1053-0509/03/0700-0291/0 © 2003 Plenum Publishing Corporation It is a dream of researchers to obtain a molecular tool that could probe a number of different types of intermolecular interactions simultaneously. This tool should allow separate determination of electronic and nuclear polarizability effects that are now commonly assembled under the term(More)
A representative of a new class of dyes with dual fluorescence due to an excited state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) reaction, namely 1-methyl-2-(4-methoxy)phenyl-3-hydroxy-4(1H)-quinolone (QMOM), has been studied in a series of solvents covering a large range of polarity and basicity. A linear dependence of the logarithm of its two bands intensity(More)
The three dyes with similar fluorescence properties but different lipophility—azacrown- and di-methylamino-substituted ketocyanines—are proposed as probes for the studies of biomembrane structure and dynamics. Their attractive feature is an extremely strong solvatofluorochromism, covering the range from 470 to 650 nm. Two photophysical mechanisms are(More)
An effect of appearance of new band in the excitation spectra of 3-hydroxy-4′-(dimethylamino)flavone (FME probe) in presence of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is described. Considerable shift of new band up to the red and increase of fluorescence intensity points to the formation of FME-ATP associate, in which FME molecule undergoes to a strong electrostatic(More)
Environmentally sensitive labels constitute a new, attractive tool for monitoring biomolecular interactions. 3-Hydroxychromone derivatives are of particular interest because they undergo excited-state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) showing dual emission highly sensitive to environmental hydration. To overcome the drawbacks of the previously(More)
3-Hydroxyquinolones (3HQs), similarly to their 3-hydroxychromone analogs, undergo excited state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) resulting in dual emission. In the ground state, 2-phenyl-3HQ derivatives are not flat due to a steric hindrance between the 2-phenyl group and the 3-OH group that participates in the ESIPT reaction. To study the effect of(More)