Fluorescence Spectra of Blowfly Metaxanthopsins

B. Kruizinga, D.G. Stavenga

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The main visual pigment of blowflies (xanthopsin) photoconverts into two thermostable metaxanthopsin states M and M’. The fluorescence spectra of the two photoproducts were studied by microspectrofluorometry in vivo. The emission spectra of M and M’ are very similar and peak at 660 nm. The excitation spectra of M and M' have peak wavelengths at λmax ≈ 584 nm and ≈ 568 nm respectively.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)197-201
Aantal pagina's5
TijdschriftPhotochemistry and Photobiology
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
StatusPublished - feb.-1990

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