Fluorescent dyes articles from across Nature Portfolio

Fluorescent dyes are non-protein molecules that absorb light and re-emit it at a longer wavelength. They are often used in the fluorescent labelling of biomolecules and can be smaller or more photostable than fluorescent proteins but cannot be genetically encoded.

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    Cellular senesence is believed to be a driver of aging. We designed and synthesized a photosensitive prodrug that destroys senescent cells by integrating multiple technologies that combine biomarker guidance with a fluorescence tag, target-site anchoring and photodynamic therapy, providing a strategy for monitoring and specifically eliminating senescent cells to regulate aging.

    Nature Aging 3, 244-245
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    Researchers explore the unique and puzzling photostability of DNA FluoroCubes. Moreover, they improve the probes’ performance and highlight their diverse applicability.

    • Rita Strack
    Nature Methods 19, 1165
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    Independent studies introduced two distinct tools, both called ‘Pepper’, for live imaging of RNA.

    • Rita Strack
    Nature Methods 16, 1075