Quantum dot-based Nanoprobes for in vivo targeted imaging

Zhu, Y., Hong, H., Xu, Z. P., Li, Z. and Cai, W. (2013) Quantum dot-based Nanoprobes for in vivo targeted imaging. Current Molecular Medicine, 13 10: 1549-1567. doi:10.2174/1566524013666131111121733

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Author Zhu, Y.
Hong, H.
Xu, Z. P.
Li, Z.
Cai, W.
Title Quantum dot-based Nanoprobes for in vivo targeted imaging
Journal name Current Molecular Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1566-5240
1875-5666
Publication date 2013
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.2174/1566524013666131111121733
Volume 13
Issue 10
Start page 1549
End page 1567
Total pages 19
Place of publication Bussum, Netherlands
Publisher Bentham Science Publishers
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
1312 Molecular Biology
1313 Molecular Medicine
Abstract Fluorescent semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) have attracted tremendous attention over the last decade. The superior optical properties of QDs over conventional organic dyes make them attractive labels for a wide variety of biomedical applications, whereas their potential toxicity and instability in biological environment have puzzled scientific researchers. Much research effort has been devoted to surface modification and functionalization of QDs to make them versatile probes for biomedical applications, and significant progress has been made over the last several years. This review article aims to describe the current state-of-the-art of the synthesis, modification, bioconjugation, and applications of QDs for in vivo targeted imaging. In addition, QD-based multifunctional nanoprobes are also summarized.
Keyword Cancer nanotechnology
Molecular imaging
Multimodality imaging
Nanoparticles (NPS)
Near infrared fluorescence (NIRF)
Quantum dots (QDS)
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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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