Environment-Sensitive Fluorescent Probe for the Human Ether-a-go-go-Related Gene Potassium Channel. Academic Article uri icon


  • A novel environment-sensitive probe S2 with turn-on switch for Human Ether-a-go-go-Related Gene (hERG) potassium channel was developed herein. After careful evaluation, this fluorescent probe showed high binding affinity with hERG potassium channel with an IC50 value of 41.65 nM and can be well applied to hERG channel imaging or cellular distribution study for hERG channel blockers. Compared with other imaging techniques, such as immunofluorescence and fluorescent protein-based approaches, this method is convenient and affordable, especially since a washing procedure is not needed. Meanwhile, this environment-sensitive turn-on design strategy may provide a good example for the probe development for these targets that have no reactive or catalytic activity.

published proceedings

  • Anal Chem

altmetric score

  • 5.304

author list (cited authors)

  • Liu, Z., Jiang, T., Wang, B., Ke, B., Zhou, Y., Du, L., & Li, M.

citation count

  • 24

complete list of authors

  • Liu, Zhenzhen||Jiang, Tianyu||Wang, Beilei||Ke, Bowen||Zhou, Yubin||Du, Lupei||Li, Minyong

publication date

  • February 2016