Guofen Song

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Cysteine (Cys) plays important roles in many physiological processes of eukaryotic cells and its detection in cells is of fundamental significance. However, glutathione (GSH), homocysteine, N-acetyl-L-cysteine and other thiols greatly hamper the detection of Cys. In particular, GSH strongly interferes with the detection of cellular Cys (30–200 μM) due to(More)
The synthesis and characterization of a pair of novel pyridine cation derivatives possessing two-photon excitation fluorescence (TPEF) properties and selectively staining mitochondria in living SiHa cells within 30 min, CAI and CAEI, were reported. And the green-emitting CAI displayed a much larger two-photon excitation fluorescence action absorption(More)
Ideal theranostics should possess directly correlated imaging and therapy modalities that could be simultaneously activated in the disease site to generate high imaging contrast and therapeutic efficacy with minimal side effects. However, so far it still remains challenging to engineer all these characteristics into a single theranostic probe. Herein, we(More)
A novel one- and two-photon fluorescent probe CB1 has been developed for discriminating Cys and Hcy in a successive manner with high selectivity. The discrete time-dependent fluorescent responses enable us to sequentially detect Cys and Hcy in different time windows. Two-step reaction and kinetic modes were used to explain the sensing mechanism. As a(More)
We have synthesized two low molecular weight organic molecules, PY and IN successfully, which selectively stain nucleolus and cytoplasm of living cells in 30 min, with a much lower uptake in the nucleus. Nucleic acids electrophoresis and digest test of ribonuclease indicate their markedly higher affinity for RNA, especially PY. Moreover their RNA(More)
Fluorescent imaging of acidic compartments in living cells was carried out successfully by a novel molecule (CAE) that contained a pyridine unit and a carbazole core. As the protonation of the pyridine N atom of CAE, pH-dependent absorption and fluorescence properties were shown with a pKa of 5.47 which matches the pH range of intracellular acidic(More)
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