Synthesis of a photocaged tamoxifen for light-dependent activation of Cre-ER recombinase-driven gene modification.

Chem Commun (Camb)
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Matthew A Inlay , Veronica Choe , Sophia Bharathi , Nathaniel B Fernhoff , James R Baker , Irving L Weissman , Seok Ki Choi
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We report the design of a water-soluble, quaternized tamoxifen photoprobe and demonstrate its application in light-controlled induction of green fluorescent protein expression via a Cre-ER recombinase system.

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