Resonance energy transfer in membrane systems II. Effect of surface curvature

  • G.P. Gorbenko V.N. Karazin Kharkov National University
Keywords: resonance energy transfer, membrane systems, surface curvature


The model of resonance energy transfer (RET) in lipid particles and small lipid vesicles is presented. It is shown that RET in lipid particles becomes independent of surface curvature when particle radius threefold exceeds Forster radius. For small lipid vesicles containing two donors and one acceptor spherical array, the contribution of curvature effects to the RET efficiency is found to increase with decreasing Forster radius and increasing the separation between donor arrays.



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G.P. Gorbenko, V.N. Karazin Kharkov National University

4 Svobody Sq., Kharkiv. 61077, Ukraine


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Gorbenko, G. (2002). Resonance energy transfer in membrane systems II. Effect of surface curvature. Biophysical Bulletin, 1(10), 50-53. Retrieved from