Global Patent Index - EP 1057020 A2

EP 1057020 A2 2000-12-06 - CHEMICAL ACTIVATION MEDIATED BY THE TRANSFER OF FLUORESCENT ENERGY FOR ELUCIDATING THE 3-D STRUCTURE OF BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES

Title (en)

CHEMICAL ACTIVATION MEDIATED BY THE TRANSFER OF FLUORESCENT ENERGY FOR ELUCIDATING THE 3-D STRUCTURE OF BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES

Title (de)

FLUORESZENZ-ENERGIE-TRANSFER FÜR DIE AUFKLÄRUNG DER 3D-STRUKTUR VON BIOMAKROMOLEKÜLEN

Title (fr)

ACTIVATION CHIMIQUE INDUITE PAR TRANSFERT D'ENERGIE DE FLUORESCENCE (FETMA) POUR L'EXPLORATION DE LA STRUCTURE TRIDIMENSIONNELLE DE BIOMACROMOLECULES

Publication

EP 1057020 A2 (DE)

Application

EP 99911675 A

Priority

  • DE 19806169 A
  • EP 9901008 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9941607A2] The invention relates to a method for the targeted chemical activation of photoactivatable cross-linking molecules around ligand binding pockets and fluorescent groups in macromolecules, especially biological macromolecules, by using fluorescent ligands or fluorescent groups of the macromolecule, and by selecting photoactivatable cross-linking molecules with specific activation energies, to achieve a radiation-free energy transfer (Forster transfer) from the fluorescent ligands or groups to the cross-linking molecules activated thereby. The invention also relates to a method for elucidating the 3-D structure of macromolecules (M), characterized in that a ligand (F) capable of fluorescence with a fluorescence frequency in the range (1 to (2 is introduced into the macromolecule (M) or its physical position to the macromolecule (M) is determined using known methods; one or more photoactivatable bifunctional cross-linking agents (C) with a corresponding excitation frequency in the range of (1 to (2) are bound in a covalent manner between the non-photoactivatable end (S) of the cross-linking agents (C, C', C") and suitable functional groups (m) of the macromolecule (M) in the absence of light; the macromolecule (M) is irradiated above the frequency interval (1 to (2 at a frequency (Q, and by means of a radiation-free transfer (Forster transfer) to neighbouring cross-linking agents (C and/or C"), the photoactivatable end (A and/or A') of the cross-linking element (C and/or C") is activated for reaction with the surface of the macromolecule (M) and reacted with the surface of said macromolecule (M) in accordance with the distance of the ligand (F) capable of fluorescence; the groups linked in pairs are identified using bioanalytical methods, especially specific digestion of the macromolecule (M), the digested fragments are divided, especially by mass, and physical proximities are determined by calculation.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G01N 33/50

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

C12Q 1/68 (2006.01); G01N 33/533 (2006.01); G01N 33/58 (2006.01); G01N 33/68 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G01N 33/6848 (2013.01); G01N 33/533 (2013.01); G01N 33/582 (2013.01); Y10S 435/968 (2013.01); Y10S 435/973 (2013.01); Y10S 436/80 (2013.01); Y10S 436/804 (2013.01); Y10S 436/805 (2013.01); Y10S 436/819 (2013.01); Y10T 436/13 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9941607A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT CH DE DK FR GB IT LI SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9941607 A2 19990819; WO 9941607 A3 19991209; EP 1057020 A2 20001206; JP 2002503810 A 20020205; US 6713256 B1 20040330

INPADOC legal status


2004-03-31 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040207

2003-11-19 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DERANGEWAND

2002-08-07 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWAN

2000-12-06 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000718

2000-12-06 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT CH DE DK FR GB IT LI SE