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dc.contributor.advisorJohnson, Carey K
dc.contributor.authorLiyanage, Mangala Roshan
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-18T20:25:07Z
dc.date.available2009-06-18T20:25:07Z
dc.date.issued2009-01-01
dc.date.submitted2009
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:10327
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/5254
dc.description.abstractCalmodulin (CaM) is a calcium signaling protein that activates over hundred of targets including PMCA. This dissertation mainly focuses on optimizing and applications of fluorescence anisotropy (FA) and FRET experiments for CaM-target interactions. First we evaluated the extent of interaction of fluorophores with CaM upon conjugation. In this study, three dyes were tested for influences of their charges on interaction with CaM. We employed time-resolved and steady state fluoresce anisotropy as well as fluorescence quenching experiments to study these interactions. The positively charged dye turns out to strongly interact with CaM than neutral and negatively charged dyes. Secondly, FA based assays for direct determination of affinities of CaM-target interactions are developed and the results are consistent with previously reported values. Finally, a FRET based methods are used to study the mechanism of activation of PMCA by CaM and found that the results are consistent with previously reported three-state model.
dc.format.extent172 pages
dc.language.isoEN
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
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dc.subjectAnalytical chemistry
dc.subjectBiophysics
dc.subjectCalcium signaling
dc.subjectCalmodulin
dc.subjectCompetitive assays
dc.subjectFluorescence anisotropy
dc.subjectFret
dc.subjectPmca
dc.titleOptimization and Applications of Fluorescence anisotropy assays and Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Measurements
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberDunn, Robert C.
dc.contributor.cmtememberLunte, Susan M.
dc.contributor.cmtememberBerrie, Cindy L.
dc.contributor.cmtememberMiddaugh, Russell
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineChemistry
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPh.D.
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