Photobiotin

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Photobiotin
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Names
IUPAC name
N-{3-[{3-[(4-Azido-2-nitrophenyl)amino]propyl}(methyl)amino]propyl}-5-[(3aS,6aR)-2-oxohexahydro-1H-thieno[3,4-d]imidazol-4-yl]pentanamide
Other names
Photoprobe biotin, Photoactivatable biotin
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
Properties
C23H35N9O4S
Molar mass 533.65 g·mol−1
Appearance Orange to red powder
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

Photobiotin is a derivative of biotin used as a biochemical tool. It is composed of a biotin group, a linker group, and a photoactivatable aryl azide group.

The photoactivatable group provides nonspecific labeling of proteins, DNA and RNA probes or other molecules. Biotinylation of DNA and RNA with photoactivatable biotin is easier and less expensive than enzymatic methods since the DNA and RNA does not degrade. Photobiotin is most effectively activated by light at 260-475 nm.

References[edit]

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