Changes in the raman spectrum of frog sciatic nerve during action potential propagation

B. Szalontai, Cs Bagyinka, L. I. Horváth

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)660-665
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical and biophysical research communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 6 1977


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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