Zdzislaw Salamon

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A variant of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) spectroscopy has been developed that involves a coupling of plasmon resonances in a thin metal film and waveguide modes in a dielectric overcoating. This new technique is referred to as coupled plasmon-waveguide resonance (CPWR) spectroscopy. It combines a greatly enhanced sensitivity (due to increased(More)
Structural changes induced by the binding of agonists, antagonists and inverse agonists to the cloned delta-opioid receptor from human brain immobilized in a solid-supported lipid bilayer were monitored using plasmon-waveguide resonance (PWR) spectroscopy. Agonist (e.g. deltorphin II) binding causes an increase in membrane thickness because of receptor(More)
Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) spectroscopy has been used to follow incorporation and light-induced conformational changes in bovine rhodopsin reconstituted into an egg phosphatidylcholine bilayer deposited on a thin silver film. The magnitude of the SPR spectral changes caused by light varies with pH in a manner paralleling that in flash photolysis(More)
Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) spectroscopy can provide useful information regarding average structural properties of membrane films supported on planar solid substrates. Here we have used SPR spectroscopy for the first time to monitor the binding and activation of G-protein (transducin or Gt) by bovine rhodopsin incorporated into an egg(More)
Spinach leaf ferredoxin-dependent glutamate synthase has been shown to contain one FMN but no FAD. The oxidation-reduction midpoint potentials of the FMN and the other prosthetic group, a [3Fe-4S]1+,0 cluster, have both been estimated to be -225 mV by cyclic voltammetry. Confirmation of the isopotential nature of the two prosthetic groups of the enzyme has(More)
Ferredoxin (Fd) functions in photosynthesis to transfer electrons from photosystem I to ferredoxin-NADP+ reductase (FNR). We have made several site-directed mutants of Anabaena 7120 Fd and have used laser flash photolysis to investigate the effects of these mutations on the kinetics of reduction of oxidized Fd by deazariboflavin semiquinone (dRfH.) and the(More)
Structural changes accompanying the binding of ligands to the cloned human delta-opioid receptor immobilized in a solid-supported lipid bilayer have been investigated using coupled plasmon-waveguide resonance spectroscopy. This highly sensitive technique directly monitors mass density, conformation, and molecular orientation changes occurring in anisotropic(More)
The birefringence and linear dichroism of anisotropic thin films such as proteolipid membranes are related to molecular properties such as polarizability, shape, and orientation. Coupled plasmon-waveguide resonance (CPWR) spectroscopy is shown in the present work to provide a convenient means of evaluating these parameters in a single lipid bilayer. This is(More)
Oxidation-reduction midpoint potentials have been determined, using cyclic voltammetry, for the active-site disulfide/dithiol couples of spinach thioredoxins f and m and of spinach ferredoxin:thioredoxin reductase (FTR) and for a component likely to be the [4Fe-4S] cluster of FTR. Values for the midpoint potentials (n = 2) of -210 +/- 10 mV were determined(More)