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A molecular rotor for measuring viscosity in plasma membranes of live cells

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Abstract

Molecular rotors have emerged as versatile probes for microscopic viscosity in live cells, however, the exclusive localisation of rotors in the plasma membrane has remained elusive. We report the synthesis, spectroscopic characterisation and live cell imaging of a new BODIPY-based molecular rotor suitable for mapping viscosity in the cell plasma membrane.

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The article was received on 01 Oct 2013, accepted on 06 Nov 2013 and first published on 07 Nov 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47530A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 5282-5284
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    A molecular rotor for measuring viscosity in plasma membranes of live cells

    I. López-Duarte, T. T. Vu, M. A. Izquierdo, J. A. Bull and M. K. Kuimova, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 5282
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47530A

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