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A carbon dot (C-Dot)-based two-photon fluorescent probe has been developed for the monitoring of pH changes across a broad range with high sensitivity and selectivity. The inorganic-organic probe also shows good biocompatibility and cell permeability, and thus can be successfully applied in bioimaging and biosensing of physiological pH in living cells, as(More)
In this article, a ratiometric fluorescent biosensor for O2(•-) was developed, by employing carbon dots (C-Dots) as the reference fluorophore and hydroethidine (HE), a specific organic molecule toward O2(•-), playing the role as both specific recognition element and response signal. The hybrid fluorescent probe CD-HE only emitted at 525 nm is ascribed to(More)
Nanoparticles are promising scaffolds for applications such as imaging, chemical sensors and biosensors, diagnostics, drug delivery, catalysis, energy, photonics, medicine, and more. Surface functionalization of nanoparticles introduces an additional dimension in controlling nanoparticle interfacial properties and provides an effective bridge to connect(More)
A sensitive biosensor: A strategy for the intracellular imaging of Cu(2+) ions has been developed by integrating a recognition molecule, N-(2-aminoethyl)-N,N,N'tris(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)ethane-1,2-diamine (AE-TPEA), into a hybrid system composed of carbon and CdSe/ZnS quantum dots.
An efficient strategy for selective fluorescent detection of Cu(2+) was developed based on the carbon quantum dots (CQDs) nanoconjugated with a specific organic molecule, amino TPEA, and further applied to intracellular sensing and imaging of Cu(2+) as a consequence of the fluorescence properties and the established low cytotoxicity of CQDs.
Development of sensitive and selective probes for cupric ions (Cu(2+)) at cell and tissue level is a challenging work for progress in understanding the biological effects of Cu(2+). Here, we report a ratiometric two-photon probe for Cu(2+) based on the organic-inorganic hybrids of graphene quantum dots (GQDs) and Nile Blue dye. Meanwhile, Cu-free derivative(More)
Determination of hydroxyl radical ((•)OH) with high sensitivity and accuracy in live cells is a challenge for evaluating the role that (•)OH plays in the physiological and pathological processes. In this work, a ratiometric fluorescence biosensor for (•)OH was developed, in which gold nanocluster (AuNC) protected by bovine serum albumin was employed as a(More)
This paper demonstrates a novel strategy for site-selective cell adhesion and in situ cultivation of living cells, integrated with real-time monitoring of cellular small biomolecules based on dual functional protein microarrays. The protein microarrays have been produced on the superhydrophobic|philic Au-TiO2 micropatterns, through further modification of(More)