Bioorthogonal fluorescent labels: A review on combined forces

Gergely B. Cserép, András Herner, Péter Kele

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This review ventures to summarize the latest developments in bioorthogonal fluorescent imaging labels with a special focus on bioimaging applications. We briefly summarize the most preferred means of bioorthogonal tagging schemes for the labeling of specific biomolecular structures. The review is structured by the type of the fluorescent labels that can address the problems that most commonly compromise fluorescent imaging techniques, i.e. the autofluorescence of biomolecules, the background fluorescence of unreacted reagents, and photobleaching. Thus, we present (i) farred/ near-infra-red emitting dyes, (ii) fluorogenic scaffolds, and (iii) nanoparticle-based signaling platforms.

Original languageEnglish
Article number042001
JournalMethods and Applications in Fluorescence
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015


  • Bioimaging
  • Bioorthogonal
  • Fluorescent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Spectroscopy

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