Toward bioluminescence in the near-infrared region: Tuning the emission wavelength of firefly luciferin analogues by allyl substitution

Nobuo Kitada, Tsuyoshi Saitoh, Yuma Ikeda, Satoshi Iwano, Rika Obata, Haruki Niwa, Takashi Hirano, Atsushi Miyawaki, Koji Suzuki, Shigeru Nishiyama, Shojiro A. Maki

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Abstract

The synthesis and bioluminescence of allyl-substituted luciferin derivatives as substrates for firefly luciferase are reported. The allylation of luciferins induced bathochromic shift (15–40 nm) of the bioluminescence emission. Upon combination with other chemical modifications for bioluminescence wavelength tuning, novel red emitting luciferin analogues were obtained with emission maxima at 685 and 690 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1087-1090
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume59
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar 21

Keywords

  • Bioluminescence
  • Firefly
  • Luciferin derivatives
  • Near infrared

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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