Noncovalent Interactions with Proteins Modify the Physicochemical Properties of a Molecular Switch

@inproceedings{Amdursky2016NoncovalentIW,
  title={Noncovalent Interactions with Proteins Modify the Physicochemical Properties of a Molecular Switch},
  author={Nadav Amdursky and Pintu K. Kundu and Johannes Ahrens and Dan Huppert and Rafal Klajn},
  year={2016}
}
It is reported that spiropyran—a widely investigated molecular photoswitch—can be stabilized in aqueous environments in the presence of a variety of proteins, including human serum albumin, insulin fibrils, lysozyme, and glucose oxidase. The optical properties of the complexed photoswitch are protein dependent, with human serum albumin providing the… CONTINUE READING