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Numerical Construction of Estimators for Single-Molecule Fluorescence Measurements

Author(s): Kawai, Shinnosuke; Cooper, David; Landes, Christy; Mootz, Henning D; Yang, Haw; et al

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Abstract: A novel scheme to estimate the value of the underlying physical quantity and those of any functions of the quantity from measured observable(s) contaminated with stochastic noise is presented for any arbitrary probability distribution. The constructed estimators can either maximize the unbiasedness (i.e., minimize the amount of the deviation of the expectation value from the true value buried in the measurement) or minimize the risk (=the average deviation from the true value) depending on the relative priority of unbiasedness and risk in the data analysis. The performance of the constructed estimators is demonstrated with computer simulations of Förster-type resonance energy transfer (FRET) measurements and also with FRET experimental data of the agonist-binding domain of the GluA2 subunit of AMPA receptors with agonists chloro- and iodo-willardiines, and adenylate kinase in apo form and with substrates AMP-PNP and AMP. It is shown that the estimators constructed by the present method can quantify faithfully not only the physical quantity to be monitored but also functions of that quantity for a wide range of its value.
Publication Date: 11-Jul-2013
Citation: Kawai, Shinnosuke, Cooper, David, Landes, Christy, Mootz, Henning D, Yang, Haw, Komatsuzaki, Tamiki. "Numerical Construction of Estimators for Single-Molecule Fluorescence Measurements" The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, (27), 117, 8061 - 8074, doi:10.1021/jp402328m
DOI: doi:10.1021/jp402328m
ISSN: 1520-6106
EISSN: 1520-5207
Pages: 8061 - 8074
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: The Journal of Physical Chemistry B
Version: This is the author’s final manuscript. All rights reserved to author(s).

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