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A general strategy to develop fluorogenic polymethine dyes for bioimaging


Martin, Annabell; Rivera-Fuentes, Pablo (2023). A general strategy to develop fluorogenic polymethine dyes for bioimaging. Nature Chemistry, 16(1):28-35.

Abstract

Fluorescence imaging is an invaluable tool to study biological processes and further progress depends on the development of advanced fluorogenic probes that reach intracellular targets and label them with high specificity. Excellent fluorogenic rhodamine dyes have been reported, but they often require long and low-yielding syntheses, and are spectrally limited to the visible range. Here we present a general strategy to transform polymethine compounds into fluorogenic dyes using an intramolecular ring-closure approach. We illustrate the generality of this method by creating both spontaneously blinking and no-wash, turn-on polymethine dyes with emissions across the visible and near-infrared spectrum. These probes are compatible with self-labelling proteins and small-molecule targeting ligands, and can be combined with rhodamine-based dyes for multicolour and fluorescence lifetime multiplexing imaging. This strategy provides access to bright, fluorogenic dyes that emit at wavelengths that are more red-shifted compared with those of existing rhodamine-based dyes.

Abstract

Fluorescence imaging is an invaluable tool to study biological processes and further progress depends on the development of advanced fluorogenic probes that reach intracellular targets and label them with high specificity. Excellent fluorogenic rhodamine dyes have been reported, but they often require long and low-yielding syntheses, and are spectrally limited to the visible range. Here we present a general strategy to transform polymethine compounds into fluorogenic dyes using an intramolecular ring-closure approach. We illustrate the generality of this method by creating both spontaneously blinking and no-wash, turn-on polymethine dyes with emissions across the visible and near-infrared spectrum. These probes are compatible with self-labelling proteins and small-molecule targeting ligands, and can be combined with rhodamine-based dyes for multicolour and fluorescence lifetime multiplexing imaging. This strategy provides access to bright, fluorogenic dyes that emit at wavelengths that are more red-shifted compared with those of existing rhodamine-based dyes.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:540 Chemistry
Scopus Subject Areas:Physical Sciences > General Chemistry
Physical Sciences > General Chemical Engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords:General Chemical Engineering, General Chemistry
Language:English
Date:27 November 2023
Deposited On:20 Feb 2024 08:48
Last Modified:30 Jun 2024 01:37
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:1755-4330
OA Status:Hybrid
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-023-01367-y
PubMed ID:38012391
  • Content: Published Version
  • Language: English
  • Licence: Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)