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Dimeric fluorescent energy transfer dyes comprising asymmetric cyanine azole-indolenine chromophores

United States Patent

*** EXPIRED ***
October 15, 1996
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Novel fluorescent DNA-staining dyes are provided combining asymmetric cyanine azole-indolenine dyes, which provide for strong DNA affinity, large Stokes shifts and emission in the red region of the spectrum. The dyes find particular application in gel electrophoresis and for labels which may be bound to a variety of compositions in a variety of contexts.
Glazer; Alexander N. (Orinda, CA), Benson; Scott C. (Albany, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
08/ 283,006
July 29, 1994
This invention was made with Government support under Grant (Contract) No. DE-G-91ER61125 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights to this invention.