Comments on the Tryptophan Lifetime Puzzle

  • R. Lopez-Delgado
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 69)

Abstract

Until 1972,1 the fluorescence decay of tryptophan was believed to be singly exponential with a lifetime on the order of 3 ns (the “classic” value), but in the last few years a number of published reports have generated amazing confusion in this particular subject (Table 1).

Keywords

Carboxyl Polypeptide Tryptophan Fluores Indole 

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