A wash-free SNAP-tag fluorogenic probe based on the additive effects of quencher release and environmental sensitivity†
A 1,8-naphthalimide-derived fluorogenic probe was reported to label SNAP-tag fusion proteins in living cells. The probe can rapidly label a SNAP-tag and exhibit a fluorescence increase of 36-fold due to the additive effects of environment sensitivity of fluorophores and inhibition of photo-induced electron transfer from O6-benzylguanine to the fluorophore. The labeling of intracellular proteins has been successfully achieved without a wash-out procedure.
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