Iodine Magic - A highlight of our recent work in The Hindu

Studying the uptake of thyroid hormone may become easier - Fluorescent probes are routinely used for studying drug delivery, membrane activity and cellular functions. By substituting two hydrogen atoms of a commonly used fluorescent probe (naphthalimide) with iodine, researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, have been able to increase the cellular uptake of the probe molecule from 5-8% to 98%.