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Accurate quantification of the morphology of vessels is important for diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. We introduce a new joint segmentation and registration approach for the quantification of the aortic arch morphology that combines 3D model-based segmentation with elastic image registration. With this combination, the approach benefits(More)
Based on the high affinity of folic acid (FA) for folate receptor (FR) that is overexpressed on the surface of many human cancer cells, we have developed a simple fluorescence nanoprobe (1) with multiple capability (fluorescence off-on response and cell-targeting ability) for imaging of FR-positive cells by covalently linking both FA and Rhodamine B (RB) to(More)
By using confocal fluorescence microscopy and direct visualization, a parallel comparative investigation has been systematically made on the relative toxicity of three common nanomaterials, such as unmodified CdTe quantum dots (QDs), Au nanoparticles (Au NPs) and carbon nanodots (C-dots), to live cells as well as green gram sprouts. Bare CdTe QDs exert the(More)
A graphene oxide-peptide based fluorescence sensor has been developed for matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP2), and its applicability has been demonstrated by monitoring the concentration of MMP2 secreted by HeLa cells, revealing that HeLa cells with a density of 5.48 × 10(5) cells per mL can produce 22 nM in cell culture media in 24 h.
A new resorufin-based spectroscopic probe, 7-(p-acetoxyphenylmethyloxy)-3H-phenoxazin-3-one (1), has been developed for detecting carboxylesterase activity. The probe is designed by introducing p-acetoxyphenylmethyloxy as a bifunctional moiety to resorufin. The p-acetoxyphenylmethyloxy moiety not only quenches the spectroscopic signal of resorufin, but also(More)
This paper presents a novel sensor to detect proteolytically active prostate-specific antigen (PSA) by assembling a purpose-designed FITC-labeled peptide with graphene oxide (GO). The fluorescence of the dye-labeled peptide was quenched in the presence of GO. Reaction of the sensor with PSA cleaves the peptide, leading to the release of the dye moiety and a(More)
A novel fluorescence nanoprobe for the detection of matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP2) has been developed by engineering the fluorescein isothiocyanate-labeled peptide onto the surface of poly(m-phenylenediamine) (PMPD) nanoparticles through covalent linkage. The nanoprobe itself displays a low background signal due to the effective fluorescence quenching by(More)
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