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Observation of the selective staining of chromosomal DNA in dividing cells using a luminescent terbium(III) complex

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The emission intensity of a monocationic Tb or Eu(III) complex of a bis(1-azaxanthone) ligand is enhanced in the presence of serum albumin; the lanthanide complex stains dividing cells, allowing visualisation of mitotic chromosomes.

Graphical abstract: Observation of the selective staining of chromosomal DNA in dividing cells using a luminescent terbium(iii) complex

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The article was received on 24 Nov 2009, accepted on 16 Jan 2010 and first published on 02 Feb 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B924679G
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2010,46, 2391-2393

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    Observation of the selective staining of chromosomal DNA in dividing cells using a luminescent terbium(III) complex

    G. Law, C. Man, D. Parker and J. W. Walton, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 2391
    DOI: 10.1039/B924679G

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