Fluorescent complexes of DNA with DAPI 4',6-diamidine-2-phenyl indole.2HCl or DCI 4',6-dicarboxyamide-2-phenyl indole.

@article{Kapuciski1978FluorescentCO,
  title={Fluorescent complexes of DNA with DAPI 4',6-diamidine-2-phenyl indole.2HCl or DCI 4',6-dicarboxyamide-2-phenyl indole.},
  author={Janusz Kapuściński and B Skoczylas},
  journal={Nucleic acids research},
  year={1978},
  volume={5 10},
  pages={3775-99}
}
4',6-Dioarboxyamide-2-phenyl indole (DCI), a non-ionic structural analogue of 4',6-diamidine-2-phenyl indole.2HCl (DAPI), was synthesized in order to verify the hypothesis of intercalation of both dyes into the DNA double helix. The influence of pH, viscosity, and different concentrations of SDS (sodium dodecylsulphate) or NaCl on the optical and fluorescent properties and the changes in thermal transition of both dye complexes with DNA confirm the affinity of the dyes to the double helix as… CONTINUE READING