Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization, insulin-enhancment, and competitive DNA binding activity of a new Zn(II) complex with a vitamin B6 derivative--a new fluorescence probe for Zn(II).

@article{Mukherjee2012SynthesisSC,
  title={Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization, insulin-enhancment, and competitive DNA binding activity of a new Zn(II) complex with a vitamin B6 derivative--a new fluorescence probe for Zn(II).},
  author={Tirtha Mukherjee and Jo{\~a}o Costa Pessoa and Ashish Kumar and Asit R. Sarkar},
  journal={Dalton transactions},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 17},
  pages={5260-71}
}
This paper describes the activity of a Schiff base ligand, derived from pyridoxal, as a promising fluorescence probe for biologically important Zn(II) ion sensing. This is the first report of a vitamin based ligand as a fluorescent probe for sensing Zn(II) ions. The Schiff base H(2)pydmedpt, derived from the condensation of pyridoxal (pyd) and N,N-bis[3… CONTINUE READING