FRETView: a computer program to simplify the process of obtaining fluorescence resonance energy transfer parameters
Nathan Stevens; Joanne Dyer; Angel A. Martí; Marissa Rowanda Solomon; Nicholas J. Turro
- FRETView: a computer program to simplify the process of obtaining fluorescence resonance energy transfer parameters
Martí, Angel A.
Solomon, Marissa Rowanda
Turro, Nicholas J.
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- Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
- The process of modeling the fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) process for a donor-acceptor pair can be rather challenging, yet few computer programs exist that allow such modeling to be done with relative ease. In order to address this, we have developed a Java-based program, FRETView, which allows numerous FRET parameters to be obtained with just a few mouse clicks. Being a Java-based program, it runs equally well on all the major operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris. The program allows the user to effortlessly input pertinent information about the donor-acceptor pair, including the absorption and/or emission spectra, and outputs the calculated FRET parameters in table format, as well as graphical plots.
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