This work was supported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (GM067201). We thank Dr. Lindsey E. McQuade and Prof. James K. Chen for assistance and advice with zebrafish experiments, and Prof. Ingmar H. Riedel-Kruse for helpful advice on Paramecium culture.
DNA Polyfluorophores for Real-Time Multicolor Tracking of Dynamic Biological Systems†
Article first published online: 8 JUN 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 29, pages 7176–7180, July 16, 2012
How to Cite
Wang, S., Guo, J., Ono, T. and Kool, E. T. (2012), DNA Polyfluorophores for Real-Time Multicolor Tracking of Dynamic Biological Systems . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 7176–7180. doi: 10.1002/anie.201201928
- Issue published online: 11 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 8 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 16 APR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 11 MAR 2012
- U.S. National Institutes of Health. Grant Number: GM067201
- imaging agents;
- real-time tracking
Dye-ing to live: Spectral limitations of common organic dyes make it difficult or impossible to visualize and follow multiple biological components in rapidly moving systems. The development of a multispectral set of improved DNA-scaffolded fluorophores is described. Their use in multicolor cellular imaging (see scheme) and in tracking of biological motions on the subsecond timescale is demonstrated.