Values for and significance of order parameters and "cone angles" of fluorophore rotation in lipid bilayers.

@article{Engel1981ValuesFA,
  title={Values for and significance of order parameters and "cone angles" of fluorophore rotation in lipid bilayers.},
  author={Linda W. Engel and Franklyn G. Prendergast},
  journal={Biochemistry},
  year={1981},
  volume={20 26},
  pages={7338-45}
}
A rigid formalism has been developed for the calculation of the order parameter S for fluorescence probes embedded in environments that hinder the motions of the probes and for calculation of a "cone angle" of fluorophore rotation from the order parameters. The motions of the fluorescence probes 1,6-diphenylhexa-1,3,5-triene (DPH) and 1-[4-(trimethylamino)phenyl]-6-phenylhexa-1,3,5-triene (TMA-DPH) embedded in lipid bilayers were then analyzed in terms of the order parameter and the cone angle… CONTINUE READING