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Esterase 2 as a Fluorescent Biosensor for the Detection of Organophosphorus Compounds: Docking and Electronic Insights from Molecular Dynamics

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submitted on 25.07.2019 and posted on 26.07.2019 by Ingrid G. Prandi, Teodorico Ramalho, Tanos C.C. França
Organophosphorus compounds (OP) are mainly used in agriculture as pesticides. Unfortunately, each year many rural workers die intoxicated by those compounds. Sometimes the diagnosis of the exact molecule that caused the intoxication can be tardy. In this work, we have applied computational chemistry methodologies and Förster fluorescence resonance energy transfer theory to have a better understanding of the fluorescence profiles that are described in the literature.

History

Email Address of Submitting Author

teodorico.ramalho@gmail.com

Institution

Universidade Federal de Lavras

Country

Brazil

ORCID For Submitting Author

0000-0002-7324-1353

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest

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