Raman spectra of frog sciatic nerves were recorded in different states of functioning. During excitation reversible changes were observed in the C40-carotenoid peaks enhanced by the resonance Raman effect. This change can be explained by transient carbon-carbon bond equalization of the polyene chain. Possible biological consequences are also discussed.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 6 1977|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology