Fluorophores and Their Applications as Molecular Probes in Living Cells
Junjia Liu, Chen Liu and Wei He
Affiliation: Tsinghua-Peking Joint Center for Life Sciences, Beijing 100084, China.
In this review, major categories of molecular fluorophores were summarized with emphasis on their synthetic strategies and
chemical transformations. Recent advancement in small-molecule fluorophores as novel molecular probes in living cells was also discussed.
Keywords: Fluorophore, Synthesis, Fluorescent imaging, Molecular probe, Cellular molecules, Live cells
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