The development of direct multicolour fluorescence cross-correlation spectroscopy: Towards a new tool for tracking complex biomolecular events in real-time

Holly M Wobma, Megan L Blades, Ekaterina Grekova, Dylan L McGuire, Kun Chen, Warren CW Chan, David T Cramb

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012, 14, 3290-3294 | DOI: 10.1039/C2CP23278B


Direct three-colour fluorescence cross-correlation spectroscopy can reveal interactions between three fluorescently labelled biomolecules, giving insight toward the complex events that constitute signal transduction pathways. Here we provide the optical and theoretical basis for this technology and demonstrate its ability to detect specific biological associations between nanoparticle-labelled DNA molecules.