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Correlation Between Cellular Localization and Binding Preference to RNA, DNA, and Phospholipid Membrane for Luminescent Ruthenium(II) Complexes

Maria Matson (Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Fysikalisk kemi) ; Frida Svensson (Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Fysikalisk kemi) ; Bengt Nordén (Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Fysikalisk kemi) ; Per Lincoln (Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Fysikalisk kemi)
Journal of Physical Chemistry B (1520-6106). Vol. 115 (2011), 7, p. 1706-1711.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

Because of their unique photophysical properties, sensitively depending on environment, ruthenium dipyridophenazine (dppz) complexes are interesting as probes for cellular imaging with fluorescence microscopy. Here three complexes derivatized with alkyl; ether chains of varied length, which exhibit distinctly different cellular; staining patterns by confocal laser scanning microscopy, are studied regarding their binding preference for rRNA compared with calf thymus DNA (ct-DNA) and phospholipid membranes. Co-staining with commercial RNA and membrane-specific dyes shows that whereas the least lipophilic complex exclusively stains DNA inside the nucleus, the most lipophilic complex preferentially stains membrane-rich parts of the cell. Interestingly, only the intermediate lipophilic complex shows intense staining of the RNA-rich nucleoli. The intracellular localizations of the probes correlate with their binding preferences concluded from spectroscopy measurements.

Nyckelord: polypyridyl complex, metal-complexes, living cells, nucleic-acids, probes, cytotoxicity, agents

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Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Fysikalisk kemi (2005-2014)


Nanovetenskap och nanoteknik

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