Click-free imaging of the nuclear localization of an alkyne-tagged cell proliferation probe, EdU, in living cells was achieved for the first time by means of Raman microscopy. The alkyne tag shows an intense Raman band in a cellular Raman-silent region that is free of interference from endogenous molecules. This approach may eliminate the need for click reactions in the detection of alkyne-labeled molecules.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry