Photosensitized Cross-Linking of Tryptophan and Tyrosine Derivatives by Rose Bengal in Aqueous Solutions
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|Časopis / Zdroj
|Journal of Organic Chemistry
|Fakulta / Pracoviště MU
|LASER FLASH-PHOTOLYSIS; AROMATIC-AMINO-ACIDS; EXCITED-STATE CHEMISTRY; SINGLET OXYGEN; SENSITIZED PHOTOOXIDATION; MEMBRANE-PROTEINS; OXIDATION; PEPTIDES; RESIDUES; SKIN
|Photosensitized cross-linking of N-acetyl derivatives of tryptophan and tyrosine by rose bengal in phosphate buffer saline was studied by steady-state absorption and emission spectroscopy, nanosecond transient absorption spectroscopy, and chemical analyses. These amino acids undergo cross-linking to form dimeric and higher oligomeric products under anoxic conditions with rose bengal as a sacrificial oxidant, whereas they react predominantly with singlet oxygen produced by rose bengal in aerated solutions. This investigation provides a comprehensive view into the first steps of rose bengal photosensitized cross-linking of these two amino acids. The results can be helpful for future applications of rose bengal and related dyes, such as photochemical tissue bonding or visible light photocatalysis.