ECHO probes: a concept of fluorescence control for practical nucleic acid sensing.

@article{Okamoto2011ECHOPA,
  title={ECHO probes: a concept of fluorescence control for practical nucleic acid sensing.},
  author={Akimitsu Okamoto},
  journal={Chemical Society reviews},
  year={2011},
  volume={40 12},
  pages={5815-28}
}
An excitonic interaction caused by the H-aggregation of fluorescent dyes is a new type of useful photophysical process for fluorescence-controlled nucleic acid sensing. This critical review points out the recent advances in exciton-controlled hybridization-sensitive fluorescent oligonucleotide (ECHO) probes, which have a fluorescence-labeled nucleotide in… CONTINUE READING