A New Fluorescence Probe for Rapid Detection of Amyloid

20 August 2018, Version 1
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We report efficient synthesis and photophysical properties of a novel fluorescent pyridothiazole based construct by a facile methodology and its application as a sensor for rapid, selective as well as sensitive detection of amyloid fibres. The novel compound has exceptionally high quantum yield and sensitivity. The fluorescence of pyridothiazole construct is completely quenched (Turn-OFF) upon addition of cupric ions and the fluorescence is recovered on addition of amyloidogenic peptides like Aβ42 (Turn-ON). The control experiment with native and heat treated BSA suggest that the new probe binds to beeta/β sheets present in amyloid. The new probe offers direct visualization of fluorescence ‘Turn-OFF’ ‘Turn-ON’ under long UV without the use of sophisticated instrumentation. Hence, a very simple, facile and cost-effective methodology for the rapid detection of amyloid is presented and it may in all possibility pave the way for the design of a better probe for sensing amyloids than conventional ThT.


Amyloid sensing
fluorescence switch

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