DABCYL acid is the abbreviation of 4-(dimethylaminoazo)benzene-4-carboxylic acid. In some literature, DABSYL (4-dimethylaminoazobenzene-4'-sulfonyl chloride) is misused as ‘DABCYL’. DABCYL is one of the most popular acceptors for developing FRET-based nucleic acid probes and protease substrates. DABCYL dyes are often paired with EDANS in FRET-based fluorescent probes.
Kuhn H, et al. (2001). PNA beacons for duplex DNA. Antisense Nucleic Acid Drug Dev 11, 265-70; Lam TL, et al. (2000). A comparison of human immunodeficiency virus type-1 protease inhibition activities by the aqueous and methanol extracts of Chinese medicinal herbs. Life Sci 67, 2889-96; Maggiora LL, et al. (1992). A general method for the preparation of internally quenched fluorogenic protease substrates using solid-phase peptide synthesis. J Med Chem 35, 3727-30.