Synthesis of new fluorogenic cyanine dyes and incorporation into RNA fluoromodules.
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A new fluorogenic cyanine dye was synthesized and found to have low fluorescence quantum yield in fluid solution and in the presence of double-stranded DNA but 80-fold enhanced fluorescence in viscous glycerol solution. An RNA aptamer selected for binding to the new dye exhibits K(d) = 87 nM and 60-fold fluorescence enhancement. The dye-aptamer pair is a fluoromodule that can be incorporated into fluorescent sensors and labels.
Organic letters, 10, 8, 1561-1564.