Highly selective tridentate fluorescent probes for visualizing intracellular Mg2+ dynamics without interference from Ca2+ fluctuation

Yusuke Matsui, Kalyan K. Sadhu, Shin Mizukami, Kazuya Kikuchi

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We developed highly selective fluorescent Mg2+ probes based on a novel tridentate Mg2+-selective chelator. The superior selectivity for Mg2+ over Ca2+ enabled the detection of intracellular Mg2+ concentration changes without any response to Ca2+ influx. The new probes are potential keys to elucidating intracellular Mg2+ dynamics under conditions of extremely sharp Ca2+ fluctuation. andcopy; 2017 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10644-10647
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number77
Publication statusPublished - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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