Fang, L, Trigiante, G, Crespo-Otero, R, Hawes, CS, Philpott, MP, Jones, CR and Watkinson, M (2019) Endoplasmic reticulum targeting fluorescent probes to image mobile Zn2+. Chemical Science, 10 (47). pp. 10881-10887. ISSN 2041-6520

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Zn2+ plays an important role in the normal function of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and its deficiency can cause ER stress, which is related to a wide range of diseases. In order to provide tools to better understand the role of mobile Zn2+ in ER processes, the first custom designed ER-localised fluorescent Zn2+ probes have been developed through the introduction of a cyclohexyl sulfonylurea as an ER-targeting unit with different Zn2+ receptors. Experiments in vitro and in cellulo show that both probes have a good fluorescence switch on response to Zn2+, high selectivity over other cations, low toxicity, ER-specific targeting ability and are efficacious imaging agents for mobile Zn2+ in four different cell lines. Probe 9 has been used to detect mobile Zn2+ changes under ER stress induced by both tunicamycin or thapsigargin, which indicates that the new probes should allow a better understanding of the mechanisms cells use to respond to dysfunction of zinc homeostasis in the ER and its role in the initiation and progression of diseases to be developed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the final published version of the article (version of record). It first appeared online via Royal Society of Chemistry at - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 14:29
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 13:51

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