Novel photoactivatable substrates for Renilla luciferase imaging in vitro and in vivo. Academic Article uri icon


  • To develop a photoactivatable bioluminescence imaging technique, a set of high and efficient photoactivatable substrates for Renilla luciferase has been well designed and synthesized. Surprisingly, all of them could release the free luciferin that presented robust bioluminescent signals ex vivo and in living animals after UV irradiation at 365 nm.

published proceedings

  • Org Biomol Chem

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, C., Cheng, L., Dong, G., Han, G., Yang, X., Tang, C., ... Li, M.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Zhang, Chaochao||Cheng, Lin||Dong, Gaopan||Han, Guangxi||Yang, Xingye||Tang, Chunchao||Li, Xiang||Zhou, Yubin||Du, Lupei||Li, Minyong

publication date

  • July 2018