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Volume 20, Issue 5-6, Pages 269-273

Raman spectroscopic study of photosensitive damage to lysozyme structure sensitized by hypocrellin A

J. H. Zhou,1,3 X. H. Wu,1 S. H. Wei,1 X. T. Gu,1 Y. Y. Feng,1 X. S. Wang,2 and B. W. Zhang2

1Analysis & Testing Center, Nanjing Normal University, 210097 Nanjing, China
2Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
3Analysis & Detecting Center, Nanjing Normal University, 122 Ninghai Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210097, China

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Laser Raman spectroscopy was used to detect the nature of the structural change in lysozyme sensitized by hypocrellin A (HA) at the molecular level. The results indicated that the orderly structure of lysozyme has been damaged by the active oxygen (1O2, O2−· and .OH, etc.) generated by HA, and cause the changes in H-bonds system of the main chain and the side chain of lysozyme.