Molecular Beacons


This bibliography contains a list of research papers published by IDT scientists (bold). Click on the reference to read the PubMed abstract, or entire paper, if published in an open access journal. Otherwise, you will be able to obtain a PDF download of the paper through the PubMed site.

  1. Song Y, Zhang X, Huang L, Behlke MA, Tsourkas A. (2014) Real-time Imaging of Single Engineered RNA Transcripts in Living Cells Using Ratiometric Bimolecular Beacons. JOVE, (90):doi: 10.3791/51544.

  2. Zhang X, Zajac AL, Huang L, Behlke MA, Tsourkas A. (2014) Imaging the directed transport of single engineered RNA transcripts in real-time using ratiometric bimolecular beacons. PLoS ONE, 9:e85813.
  3. Zhang X, Song Y, Shah AY, Lekova V, Raj A, Huang L, Behlke MA, and Tsourkas A. (2013) Quantitative assessment of ratiometric bimolecular beacons as a tool for imaging single engineered RNA transcripts and measuring gene expression in living cells. Nucleic Acids Res, 41:e152.
  4. Chen AK, Davydenko O, Behlke MA, Tsourkas A. (2010) Ratiometric bimolecular beacons for the sensitive detection of RNA in single living cells. Nucleic Acids Res, 38(14):e148.
  5. Chen AK, Behlke MA, Tsourkas A. (2009) Sub-cellular trafficking and functionality of 2’-O-methyl and 2’-O-methyl-phosphorothioate molecular beacons . Nucleic Acids Res, 37(22):e149.
  6. Chen AK, Behlke MA, Tsourkas A. (2008) Efficient cytosolic delivery of molecular beacon conjugates and flow cytometric analysis of target RNA . Nucleic Acids Res, 36(12):e69.
  7. Chen AK, Behlke MA, Tsourkas A. (2007) Avoiding false-positive signals with nuclease-vulnerable molecular beacons in single living cells. Nucleic Acids Res, 35(16):e105.
  8. Tsourkas A, Behlke MA, Rose SD, Bao G. (2003) Hybridization kinetics and thermodynamics of molecular beacons. Nucleic Acids Res, 31(4):1319–1330.
  9. Tsourkas A, Behlke MA, Bao G. (2003) Hybridization of 2’-O-methyl and 2’-deoxy molecular beacons to RNA and DNA targets. Nucleic Acids Res, 31(6):5168–5174.
  10. Tsourkas A, Behlke MA, Xu Y, Bao G. (2003) Spectroscopic features of dual fluorescence/luminescence resonance energy-transfer molecular beacons . Anal Chem, 75(15):3697–3703.
  11. Tsourkas A, Behlke MA, Bao G. (2002) Structure-function relationships of shared-stem and conventional molecular beacons. Nucleic Acids Res, 30(19):4208–4215.
  12. Tsourkas A, Behlke MA, Bao G. (2002) Structure-function relationships of shared-stem and conventional molecular beacons. Nucleic Acids Res, 30(19):4208–4215.
  13. Devor EJ. (2001) Use of molecular beacons to verify that the serine hydroxymethyltransferase pseudogene SHMT-ps1 is unique to the order Primates. Genome Biol, 2(2):research0006.1–0006.5.