Photoconversion of bodipy-labeled lipid analogues

Chembiochem. 2013 Apr 15;14(6):695-8. doi: 10.1002/cbic.201300038. Epub 2013 Mar 19.


MOVING COLORS: Bodipy-labeled lipid analogues can change their photophysical properties and/or localization in the membrane upon light illumination. These changes are highly influenced by the lipid environment. This phenomenon can lead to lipid-environment-specific false positive signals in experimental techniques where spectral identity/separation is important.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Boron Compounds / chemistry*
  • Cholesterol / chemistry*
  • Fluorescent Dyes / chemistry*
  • G(M1) Ganglioside / chemistry*
  • Light
  • Photochemical Processes
  • Unilamellar Liposomes / chemistry


  • 4,4-difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene
  • Boron Compounds
  • Fluorescent Dyes
  • Unilamellar Liposomes
  • G(M1) Ganglioside
  • Cholesterol