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Fluorophores and Their Applications as Molecular Probes in Living Cells

Author(s): Junjia Liu, Chen Liu and Wei He

Affiliation: Tsinghua-Peking Joint Center for Life Sciences, Beijing 100084, China.

Abstract:

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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Article Details

VOLUME: 17
ISSUE: 6
Page: [564 - 579]
Pages: 16
DOI: 10.2174/1385272811317060003
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