Lighting up cells with lanthanide self-assembled helicates

Lanthanide bioprobes and bioconjugates are ideal luminescent stains in view of their low propensity to photobleaching, sharp emission lines and long excited state lifetimes permitting time-resolved detection for enhanced sensitivity. We show here how the interplay between physical, chemical and biochemical properties allied to microfluidics engineering leads to self-assembled dinuclear lanthanide luminescent probes illuminating live cells and selectively detecting biomarkers expressed by cancerous human breast cells


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Interface Focus, 3, 5, 20130032
Year:
2013
Publisher:
Royal Society, The
ISSN:
2042-8901
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