Optical tweezers is a useful technique to study single molecules. It has been applied to stretch biopolymers in several approaches. However, these approaches may not be appropriate to measure short biopolymers. In the present study, the optical signals of beads in different situations were studied. A new method was developed for stretching short biopolymers, as short as 300 nm in length. This new method was successfully applied to determine the stiffness of procollagen I molecules.
|頁（從 - 到）||826-830|
|期刊||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|出版狀態||Published - 2001|
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