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Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer

  1. Deepak Chhabra,
  2. Cristobal G dos Remedios

Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0004170



How to Cite

Chhabra, D. and dos Remedios, C. G. 2005. Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Institute for Biomedical Research, University of Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2005


Fluorescence resonance energy transfer is a valuable tool for determining intra- and intermolecular distances in the range 10–100 Å. It is particularly valuable for measuring changes in molecular distance, such as conformational changes in proteins.


  • protein chemistry;
  • molecular ruler;
  • green fluorescent proteins;
  • properties of fluorescent probes;
  • molecular distance determinations