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Efficient near infrared fluorescence detection of elastase enzyme using peptide-bound unsymmetrical squaraine dye

Efficient near infrared fluorescence detection of elastase enzyme using peptide-bound unsymmetrical squaraine dye
Extended wavelength analyte-responsive fluorescent probes are highly desired for the imaging applications owing to their deep tissue penetration, and minimum interference from autofluorescence by biomolecules. Near infra-red (NIR) sensitive and self-quenching fluorescent probe based on the dye-peptide conjugate (SQ 1 PC) was designed and synthesized by facile and efficient one-pot synthetic route for the detection of Elastase activity. In the phosphate buffer solution, there was an efficient quenching of fluorescence of SQ 1 PC (86%) assisted by pronounced dye-dye interaction due to H-aggregate formation. Efficient and fast recovery of this quenched fluorescence of SQ 1 PC (> 50% in 30s) was observed on hydrolysis of this peptide-dye conjugate by elastase enzyme. Presently designed NIR sensitive self-quenching substrate offers the potential application for the detection of diseases related to proteases by efficient and fast detection of their activities.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0960894X17307643

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