Title: Phase-Sensitive Detection in Modulation Excitation Spectroscopy Applied to Potential Induced Electron Transfer in Cytochrome c Oxidase
Language: English
Authors: Schwaighofer, Andreas  
Ferguson-Miller, Shelagh 
Naumann, Renate L.C. 
Knoll, Wolfgang
Nowak, Christoph
Category: Original Research Article
Issue Date: 2014
Journal: Applied Spectroscopy
ISSN: 1943-3530
Cytochrome c oxidase (CcO) from R. sphaeroides was investigated by Modulated Excitation Surface-Enhanced IR-Absorption Spectroscopy (ME-SEIRAS). Sequential electron transfer (ET) within CcO was initiated by electrochemical excitation. During modulated excitation by periodic potential pulses with frequencies between 20 Hz and 500 Hz, time-resolved IR spectra were measured by the Step-Scan technique with time-resolution in the millisecond time range. Conformational changes of the protein structure as a result of ET lead to rather complex SEIRA spectra with many overlapping bands embedded in a broad background signal. Phase sensitive detection (PSD) was used to separate single components within the broad band of overlapping structural bands in the amide I region. PSD is able to extract the periodic response of single components with the same frequency as the excitation from noise or from static background and therefore enhances the signal-to-noise ratio. Moreover, PSD enables validation of the fit model utilized for the deconvolution of overlapping bands by analyzing phase lags of single components acquired at different stimulation frequencies. Phase lags between the evaluated vibrational components and the modulated excitation increase with increasing excitation frequencies, which is an inherent prerequisite of this evaluation method.
Keywords: Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy; Surface-enhanced infrared-absorption spectroscopy; Phase sensitive detection; Cytochrome c oxidase; Band deconvolution; Modulation spectroscopy
DOI: 10.1366/13-07188
Library ID: AC15520861
URN: urn:nbn:at:at-ubtuw:3-7604
Organisation: E164 - Institut für Chemische Technologien und Analytik 
Publication Type: Article
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