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Mimic of green fluorescent protein (GFP) fluorophore


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Structural formula of DFHBI (Mimic of green fluorescent protein (GFP) fluorophore, (5Z)-5-[(3,5-Difluoro-4-hydroxyphenyl)methylene]-3,5-dihydro-2,3-dimethyl-4H-imidazol-4-one)
Structural formula of DFHBI

For in vitro use only!

Shipping: shipped on blue ice

Storage Conditions: store at -20 °C
store dark

Shelf Life: 12 months after date of delivery

Molecular Formula: C12H10F2N2O2

Molecular Weight: 252.22 g/mol

Exact Mass: 252.07 g/mol

CAS#: 1241390-29-3

Purity: ≥ 98 % (HPLC)

Form: yellow solid

Solubility: DMSO

DFHBI is cell-permeable and can be used for in vitro and live cell detection of RNA provided with a DFHBI-specific RNA sequence (DFHBI aptamer) such as Spinach, Spinach2 or Broccoli.[1-3]

Fluorescence is activated upon binding to a matching aptamer sequence:

Spinach/DFHBI complex[1]:,
Exc.max: 469 nm / Em.max: 501 nm / ɛmax: 24271 M-1 cm-1

Spinach2/DFHBI complex[2]:
Exc.max: 447 nm / Em.max: 501 nm / ɛmax: 22000 M-1 cm-1

Selected References:
[1] Paige et al. (2011) RNA mimics of green fluorescent protein. Science 333(6042):642.
[2] Song et al. (2014) Plug-and-Play fluorophores extend the Spectral Properties of Spinach. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136:1198.
[3] Filonov et al. (2014) Broccoli: Rapid Selection of an RNA Mimic of Green Fluorescent Protein by Fluorescence-Based Selection and Directed Evolution. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136:16299.