Novel near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent probes for nitric oxide (NO) have been designed, synthesized, and evaluated. Their NIR fluorescence was increased in an NO concentration-dependent manner under physiological conditions, and their reaction efficiency with NO was at least 53 times higher than that of a widely used NO probe, DAF-2. They were confirmed to function in isolated intact rat kidneys. Because NIR light can penetrate deeply into tissues, these probes may have potential for in vivo NO imaging.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Chemistry
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry